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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kylecalvert3, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. kylecalvert3

    kylecalvert3 New Egg

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    [​IMG] got this chicken being told it was a hen at about 3 and a half months. It's about 5 to 5 and a half months old now . Anyone know if this is gonna be a hen or rooster, and what breed it is? Thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It is still a pullet.
     
  3. kylecalvert3

    kylecalvert3 New Egg

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    I've heard from different friends of mine that have had chickens a while say it's gonna be a rooster a some say a hen so if you could clarify that'd be great
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    At 5.5 months, that's more than enough time for a cockerel to develop pointed wing and hackle feathers. Your bird has rounded hen wing and hackle feathers. A cockerel by that age should have pointy curved tail feathers.

    Did you ask your friends what characteristics tell them it is a boy?
     
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  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a broadside picture without the wire in the way. I'm getting a rooster feeling. Its got a roosters build to me.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm seeing quite a bit of male specific feathering. Pretty sure that's a boy.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I vote cockerel
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It will be interesting to see the end result.
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also voting cockerel.
     

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