Golden Campine-What gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenLover200, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    7,585
    428
    336
    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    I'm not a newbie to chickens, but to this breed... I want to be sure of the gender of my Golden Campine. My rare ones were out of a grab bag of sorts, so I'm nt sure how thsoe work, but there could be a possibility for a rooster, right?

    So, I thought all my rare ones were hens, till they got older, then I realized that maybe I'm wrong about this one...
    Another user with a Campine said that her hen's comb is large, but I wanted to get as much feedback as I could...

    What are your opinions? Hen or rooster? I'm not sure... call me stupid if you like :p
    Here are my most recent pictures. I was unable to get a clear shot of the tail feathers/ back recently (this one's a hyper little one..), so these will have to do.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    727
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    It looks like a cockerel. Any noticeable saddle feathers? I can't tell from the pics.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Cockerel--there wouldn't be saddle feathers because Campines are hen-feathered.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    659
    58
    109
    Oct 28, 2015
    Houston, Tx
    Wow, you learn something every day! Now I have to go research that.
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    7,585
    428
    336
    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    He(?) Seems to get along with my rooster who is housed with and other hens...
    I even saw the rooster try to mate with this one... Whether or not that means anything? Maybe he was just fighting with him? I don't know.... Guess i shoulda pickee a differentchick :lol:
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    727
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    Der, I totally forgot about that. Great catch!
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    727
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    For what its worth, I keep a bachelor pen with three boys in it. They're always mounting each other :oops:
     
  8. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    7,585
    428
    336
    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    So.... I have a fourth rooster on my hands.... At least he's too little to be rough with the girls and he's friendly other than the fact he's flighty. He is lucky i keep all my roosters though. :p
    Once, i watched him scale the side of the run.... Him and my buttercup hen have both done this.... Climbing the side of the run (chicken wire) with beak and claws :rolleyes:
     
  9. JoeP

    JoeP Out Of The Brooder

    50
    1
    31
    Aug 2, 2009
    Eastern Massachusetts

    Beautiful birds. I wish more people had them. They are a breed that needs help.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by