Gender on Stray Chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DuckFanatic, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night my neighbors called and said they had a chicken in their yard. We went over to attempt to catch it but it got dark so she flew up into one of their trees too high for us to reach. So bright and early this morning, my mom and I walked down to the neighbor's house and they said that the chicken was still in their yard. After some chasing I caught her and carried her home. She is being picked on by our hens but it takes time... we get to keep her! (if in fact she is a girl) I am 99.9% sure she is a pullet... but my ignorant sister insists she's roo [​IMG] So, just to confirm that she is a girl, I would like to hear your opinions! She isn't at the age to lay yet.. her comb is still small and pink. The only reason she would look rooish is because she is very light compared to our other BR hens and she has long lanky legs, that i'm sure she will grow into. [​IMG] (sorry for the bad pics, she is fiesty!)
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    (ETA- I know she is a barred rock [​IMG])
     
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  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say girl
     
  3. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    in the bottom picture, are those really long tail feathers or just a funky shadow?
     
  4. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well she has long feathers... it's also blurry.. and she has some missing tail feathers because when i caught her i grbbed her by the tail on accident.. but it is also a blurry pic because she was running [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If I must guess, I say pullet.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I don't believe she's a barred rock.

    She looks more like a Leghorn to me. Barred Leghorn perhaps?

    What color are her earlobes?
     
  7. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be a cuckoo maran? does she have white or yellow legs?
    and yes, I said SHE...[​IMG]
     
  8. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    I also say pullet [​IMG] ... Looks like yellow legs in response to above ^^
     
  9. damarisgw

    damarisgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     
  10. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say it's a she, just based on what she looks like compared to my barred rock mixes/ cuckoo mixes.
     

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