Gender/Genders Still A Mystery *New Pic*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Redcatcher, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    I am still trying to figure out the mystery behind this chimera bird. This was taken when it was about a month old. The comb was already reddening and developing. It is a pea comb which is not going to be large anyway. Would you say definitely cockerel from this photo IF it were a normal chick?

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  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    I think it is a EE cockerel
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What an interesting bird. It is definitely a mix. It is too early to note the sex. I would love to see more pictures as it ages and grows.
     
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  4. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster
     
  5. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a hatchery SLW pullet whose comb and tiny wattles reddened VERY early. I think at 4 weeks old. I was convinced it was a rooster. She is now very close to laying and definitely does not have saddle or hackle feathers and I am 100% sure it is a she.

    Your gorgeous bird may have a rose comb or pea comb (or some combination). I would wait until it is old enough to grow saddle/hackle feathers before drawing a conclusion.
     
  6. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Is the left side of the pic photo shopped? If it were a "normal" chick from that picture I would say pullet, but that would depend on what breed too. Some breeds feather out almost the same as chicks and only slightly different as adults.

    I found your other post.... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=400424 .....is this the same bird in question?
    If so....those look like better pictures.
     
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  7. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought it looked photoshopped too...the black feathers that start at the top of the breast are blurred.........
     
  8. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    They are not photoshopped. It still had grey chick down so that is probably what you are seeing. The photo was just to show off the red comb. It is a D'Uccle Wyandotte/EE/gamefowl cross so how it feathers out is anyone's guess. I am not seeing where it is feathering out there as a pullet. How does one tell on a crossbred?
     
  9. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it is a rooster
     
  10. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Quote:Most/some (I don't know all the different color variation) Wyandotte, EE, and gamefowl the rooster breast feathers are darker or patterned differently than pullets. I know that EEs are considered by majority to already be crosses themselves. D'Uccle I don't know much about from chick to adult feathering. And of course you have colors like white, black, mottled, lavender (self-blue), barred, etc. that would have basically the same feathering (but maybe slight differences).

    Wanted to add:
    Although the comb can be a good indicator of the sex that is not all that matters on determining sex. Do you have a up to date picture for comparison?
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010

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