Gender of Blue Andalusian

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fiberart57, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has an idea of whether this is a cockeral or a pullet. She (he) is six months old, has never crowed and has shown no interest in getting friendly with the other girls who are laying and squating. She (he) does have tiny spurs growing on the legs but wouldn't hold still long enough to photograph them. I should mention that this bird is the very bottom of the pecking order.

    Thanks, Mary

    Now to try for pictures

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  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At six months I'd say you have a very pretty pullet. Hens can get spurs, just not ones as large as the roosters (I freaked out before I knew this when found small spurs on all my new hens [​IMG] )
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree, she's a perty lady. [​IMG]
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a lovely lady. I used to have an Andalusian hen with spurs too. [​IMG]
     
  5. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree and looks to me (newbie) that you should be getting eggs from her soon. I have a seven month old that hasn't laid yet and her comb and wattles have not increased in size the other 2 have and have been laying for awhile now
     
  6. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm almost in tears. When I picked chicks out from Murdocks (our farm store) I was grabbing for a different Andalusian and Carmen came up to me and pecked my hand. She's got a bit of avian CP due to an incubator problem but she's always been my favorite, so even if she doesn't ever lay an egg, she'll always have a home.

    My neighbor, who is a wildlife bird expert, has been geeking me up telling me that Carmen is a rooster. Ha! to him!

    Mary
     
  7. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Her comb and wattles is nothing compared to a Roo they are huge


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    Hen and Roo 7 weeks old

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  8. natkev

    natkev Out Of The Brooder

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    i think its a hen because it has not as big spurs as roosters
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Spurs can be on both males and females and many females have spurs that are as long as a male's.
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Pullet!
     

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