Gender Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nova022, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have an idea on the gender of my 8 week old Blue Andalusian? Thanks.
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  2. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    I would say female. It appears to have rounded ends on its hackle feathers. Male hackle feather ends are pointed in all but "hen feathered" breeds.

    Verify by closer inspection.
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a pullet, by 8 weeks the cockerels usually have a lot more comb and wattles than your bird [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I think pullet as well.
     
  5. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking pullet too
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the size of the comb looks more cockerelish but leaning more towards a pullet right now. you can not tell by saddle or hackles till the bird is 13-15 weeks of age until then the those feathers all look the same on both genders (hen feathered breeds not included)
     
  7. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not familiar with the term "hen feathered". Would you tell me what it means and which breeds it applies to? Thank you.
     
  8. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure. Cockerel by stance and comb size however the feathering is all still "pullet" and it's legs are also slight.
     
  9. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I told Stevetone, I am not famillar with the term "hen feathered". Would you fill me in on what that means and which breeds are "hen feathered? Thanks for any and all help.
     
  10. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers on the roosters are round like the hens... A breed that comes to mind is Sebright.
     

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