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Gender Identity Issues

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Flock In Texas, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Flock In Texas

    Flock In Texas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought 5 chicks of varied breeds and they were supposed to have been sexed. Our speckled Sussex had big feet, so we named her Sasquatch and call her "Sassy" for short. Her comb and wattles have come in much faster than all of the other chicks. All of my girls are about 9-10 weeks old. Here are a couple of pictures of Sassy. Should we start calling her Squatch?
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    That's a Rhode Island Red and Americauna behind Sassy. The RIR is about a week older.
     
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  2. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huge comb for 9 or 10 weeks. Has to be a cockerel.
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
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  4. Flock In Texas

    Flock In Texas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then we'll call him "Squatch". Thanks for the input.

    He has been acting differently than the others. He doesn't mind wandering off by himself. He doesn't mind being picked up and he pecks at my meal worm bag if wants a treat. Lately, nobody messes with him in the "yard". When my pitbull/Dalmatian mix came out of the house, he ran at the dog flapping his wings trying to intimidate the dog.(I think Pork Chop laughed at Squatch.) He tries to herd the girls around the yard sometimes. My wife heard crowing this morning after I left for work. She said that it sounded like he was trying to start a car.
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep. Cockerel. I see saddle feathers. Glad you're okay with it.
     
  6. Flock In Texas

    Flock In Texas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to this chicken thing. It's kind of an adventure/learning experience. Now I can see the difference firsthand instead of just being well read. I'm just glad that I live outside the city limits and my neighbors aren't too close. Squatch has always been my favorite. He still is.
     

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