Hen? or late bloomer?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LOPRFYLER, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. LOPRFYLER

    LOPRFYLER Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if a hen can have pointed neck feathers. One of my 7 week old chicks (that is the offspring of a banty mut hen and cornish X) has a small greyish yellow comb, is very quiet and withdrawn when others try to pick a fight, doesn't try to crow (my roos are trying, but sound funny), and has tail pointed down. I was thinking hen, but the pointed neck feathers makes me wonder if it's a late bloomer rooster. The other roos have pink combs and upward pointed tails. I thought maybe someone here might be able to help before I introduce it to a coop with 3 banty hens and 1 rooster. Here's a couple bad pics ( It didn't want it's picture taken ).[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a pretty little girl. [​IMG] Yes her feathers are pointy but not like a male's.

    Here's another pullet with pointy feathers.
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  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Ella, if you don 't mind my asking, what type of pullet is in your picture? She's very striking looking; a beautiful bird.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's a silver phoenix and a real sweetie. Both her and the cockerel I have are wonderful little things, I'm really loving them! [​IMG]
     

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