Guess the gender (without seeing the comb or wattles)

cyberwuzzle

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 21, 2013
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I got stuck with a bunch of roosters, most of which I do not doubt are roosters. This one, though....I'm still holding out hope. Based purely on the feathers, what is your guess? Male or female? This bird is a ten week old Production Red.



 

KHoward

Songster
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
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Boston
My guess is female (emphasis on "guess"). I don't see enough of the saddle feathers, neck feathers or the long tail plumage. I think by 10 weeks, you'd see more black on the tail by now?
 

cyberwuzzle

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 21, 2013
27
0
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Thanks for your replies. This one has a different shape than the others, and the others are starting to get the long dark green (could be black) tail feathers. That's why I'm wondering if this one is really a pullet. Could just be wishful thinking.
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Feb 18, 2011
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586
Ohio
I am guessing male, it looks like dark and pointy feathers coming in along the back, especially in the first picture.
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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I think "it" is a male. The feather coloring is irregular, with patches of darker red. I think that a female would be a more even shade of color, and the feathers would be less pointy.
 

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