Help needed to verify Jace's Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KzFamilyFarm, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. KzFamilyFarm

    KzFamilyFarm New Egg

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    Hi all:

    My family started its chicken raising adventure this summer with the mail order purchase of 6 chicks which were supposed to be all girls. We ordered 2 rir, 1 barred rock, 2 ee and a buff orpington. Unfortunately 1 rir died in transit to leave us with five. They are all now 13 weeks old. One of our ee is larger and more aggressive than the rest of the girls and we are afraid she may be a roo and need help to make that determination. Attached are photos. Please provide your opinion and why. If you need a particular view, I can take and post more photos, let me know.[​IMG]

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    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is 100% boy, unfortunately. He's got an uneven pattern which is common with males and the hackle and saddle feathers on him are pointed. You can also see the iridescent green tail feathers coming in. He is a very pretty boy though.
     
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    agreed it's a boy. the pattern as said, plus the yellowing on neck and feathers on back by tail are "roo feathers" coming in.

    No chance of this being a pullet.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    X4, that's a cockerel 100%. Besides what others have said, that's a whole lotta comb for an EE.

    Most hatcheries will give you your money back on the chick, since most have a 90% accuracy guarantee on their sexed birds.

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X5, he's definitely a cockerel because of the coloring, comb size and color, hackle and saddle feathers, and body shape.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, rooster.
     
  8. KzFamilyFarm

    KzFamilyFarm New Egg

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    Thanks for your replies.

    We were afraid that was case, especially since Jace has been crowing in the am from time to time (we have heard hens can crow also).

    We believe we have found a good home for him. The person who built our coop (Mark at Kings Berry Farm in East Brookfield, MA; excellent coop), agreed to take him if she turned out to be a he.

    Thanks again!
     

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