Gender of this six week chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Soot the silkie, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses on the gender of my OE? I think he's a rooster because he's really calm, so I named him Jason.[​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing screaming rooster at this point.

    I say pullet
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree...there is nothing screaming rooster there.

    Being calm is not a sign of rooster...usually roosters are more boisterous, not calmer, as chicks, as a generalization. (I've had snotty pullets too).

    A better indicator is the comb color and size. Boys overall get redder larger combs much sooner than the girls, and I find that the best indicator especially with mixes.

    I'd definitely wait it out.

    LofMc
     
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  4. Luanna

    Luanna Out Of The Brooder

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    Roo or not? 13 weeks old orphington
     
  5. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Soot the silkie I'm gonna vote pullet too. Pale face, yellow comb, even, smooth feathering, well blended in color and upright defined tail.[​IMG]




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  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I think pullet...it would help to see the profile to be sure there are no saddle feathers developing yet....Orpingtons can be tricky....but it looks to be pullet to me in that pic.

    I'd post a new thread on What Breed or Gender so you don't get lost in the shuffle of this one.

    LofMc
     
  7. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2!
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  8. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mean he is calm when I pick him up, but he is boisterous with the other chicks.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  10. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay
     

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