Help! I think Charlotte is a Charlie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nurse nancy, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. nurse nancy

    nurse nancy New Egg

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    Hi, I have an approximately 5 month old barred rock mix? that i was told was a hen. It is rather bossy and I think it just crowed. It wasn't a loud crow so i don't know if it was a rooster crow or an alpha hen crow. It has big red comb but it's saddle and hackle feathers are rounded. I'm confused! what do you all think. I have no chickens of the same age to compare it to. Thanks!!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Please post a picture of your chicken and we'll try to help you. [​IMG]
     
  3. nurse nancy

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    [​IMG]This is Charlotte
     
  4. nurse nancy

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    [​IMG]Charlotte or Charlie, thanks!
     
  5. nurse nancy

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    Im trying, moderator has to approve. Thank you!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Charlie.

    the other bird is female [​IMG]
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a Charlie.
     
  8. nurse nancy

    nurse nancy New Egg

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    Thanks for the prompt reply. Just curious... What gives it away? I'm confused by no thin pointy feathers[​IMG]. Do those feathers sometimes come in later? Thanks for knowledge!
     
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  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    He does have male feathering if you look closely. And he has big, red comb and waddles.
     
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  10. howfunkyisurchicken

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    His huge red comb for one. Most breeds don't get combs that big this early. And his light barring. Males that have barred plumage appear more "silver" because the white bars are wider. Females are dark, because the white bars are thinner. He is definitely a Charlie. Very handsome.
     
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