Gender & Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sutherland906, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Sutherland906

    Sutherland906 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to get some australorps and decided this one needed to come home with us too. Any guesses?[​IMG]
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed cockerel.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  4. Sutherland906

    Sutherland906 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, at least he's pretty!
     
  5. Sutherland906

    Sutherland906 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may sound silly, but what's the distinguishing feature? I figured the wattle & comb would be a bit bigger for the size it is. I hope it doesnt take too long before I can tell on my own..
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Easter Egger cockerel
     
  7. Sutherland906

    Sutherland906 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about it screams cockerel? Just trying to learn..
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The color is the giveaway. Males are the only ones that have that red leakage on the wing/shoulder area. Females don't have that coloring.
    With that coloring, we didn't need to ask about the age of the bird. If it were a solid color, I would have asked about age. The size and redness of the comb would then be the key. Plus, this is a pea combed bird. Pea combed females have smaller combs with usually one row down the middle. Male pea combed birds have the three rows, and it's larger and plumper. Pea combed birds have small wattles, so that can throw folks off sometimes.
     
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  9. Sutherland906

    Sutherland906 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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