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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tonyawms, Oct 12, 2016.
My 5 month old "hen" is acting more like a rooster. Need a second opinion...[/IMG]
More recent picture. Three weeks older than first picture I posted.
Definitely male. The 'lighter' barring is male specific, as are the saddle feathers...
That's a young rooster.
So the distinguishing features in this case are the larger redder comb and wattles (the dangly bits under the head), the lighter (more widely spaced) barring (the males receive a double dose of the barring gene, the females only single dose), the narrow sharper pointed neck hackle feathers and the narrow sharper pointed tail coverts and saddle feathers. It's easier when you know what to look for. It's all part of the learning experience.
The barring is the give away more than the comb and wattles.