Gender please.....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ccdance75, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Ccdance75

    Ccdance75 Out Of The Brooder

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    and breed if you can. We are totally new to this and my sons class hatched them four months ago. we have one that is CLEARLY a rooster, very red comb and waddle but these are the same age and not as clear to me.....
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Could you take full body pictures? It's hard to tell, but the first one looks like a Legbar cockerel and the second an Australorp pullet.
     
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  3. Ccdance75

    Ccdance75 Out Of The Brooder

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    I could try. they are very active though and don't really love to pose for pics so I had my son hold them. I'm really mostly concerned with gender at this point.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Oh, okay, I understand. The Legbar looks like a pullet in the face, but it could be a cockerel depending on the age. When I look up "Barred Legbar" on google images, only cockerels come up, so that could mean you have a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ccdance75

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    Thanks! Anyone else want to weigh in. At what age can you tell for sure? I have another cockrel that is VERY CLEAR and he's the same age as these.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The first chicken might be a Legbar cross, that barring is pretty dark to be a purebred. But, without a full body picture it is hard to tell l the gender.

    Can you take a picture of them walking around in good sunlight?
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    It depends on the breed. I've been able to sex some of my single-combed bantams at a couple weeks. But, Silkies are most accurately sexed at multiple months. MichaelOShay I'm sure will know what breed & gender you have.
     
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  8. BantamLover21

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    I'm thinking the black one is a pullet, but the barred one (Cream Legbar mix?) looks like a cockerel.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree on the black pullet - didn't know legbars could be barred - so no opinion on that one
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    All pullets... the first is a Cream Legbar cross, betting the dad was the Legbar... but that comb says pullet, the cockerels have much larger combs...

    Diva, the "bar" in Legbar is for barring, lol... :D
     
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