Gender help needed for Mottled Houdans (pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 17roses, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. 17roses

    17roses Songster

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    Sorry the pics arent really clear. They are a bit skittish and the wire kept getting in the way. These are my only 2 out of the 25 or so chicks I got from the hatchery. I am hoping it is a pair but I doubt I was that lucky. [​IMG]

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    So what do you think?
     
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

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    I think they're both girls. Neither one has the crazy punk rock hairdo that a cockerel would have.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I am not sure. I see one that is definitely a girl and one that I *think* may be a cockerel. But it doesn't have a wild enough crest to say for sure.
     
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  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    I say both girls, houdans get the same puff as polish.
    also just to make sure they do have 5 toes each right?
     
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  5. 17roses

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    Quote:They both look like girls to me but it is my first time owning Houdans so I wasnt sure. Yes, they both have 5 toes (One of the things I like about them).
     
  6. charlieschickens

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    I think it looks like a pair. Even though the one doesn't have the crazy crest associated with the breed, you can definately still tell the difference in them.
     
  7. 17roses

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    Quote:Which one do you think is the rooster?
     
  8. 17roses

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    Anyone else have any thoughts about gender? No crowing or egg laying. I am still not sure.
     

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