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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DellaNTuff, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. DellaNTuff

    DellaNTuff Chirping

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    I separated all my young cockerels off yesterday other than this guy.
    I am strongly leaning to a rooster but I was not 100% sure so I just left him as I still have 2 more groups too young to tell and if so he can go with them to fatten.

    Its comb is quite bright pink, but small and very little waddle compared to his hatch mates. It has been very hot here as well and I know that can brighten up combes too.
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    I just really enjoy this ones random feathers and bloches of brown.
    Should I hold out hope or just go put him in the cockerel pen.
     
  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    Age?
     
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  3. DellaNTuff

    DellaNTuff Chirping

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    Sorry may 29-june1 hatch
     
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    Okay.....I'm leaning towards male. Even though the comb isn't super red, it's very large and wide. I think a pullet would have a much smaller, unnoticeable comb. And look at his saddle! He isn't really quite old enough to be growing male feathering, but I don't see how that could change. He already seems to have it!
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It appears to be a cockerel.
     
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    I do agree, his feathers are a wired shape always have been, they used to stick out and twist. I had not noticed the saddle feathers I will look again. I think I just got stuck on the waddles and "hope" LOL.

    These are his hatch mates and 2 from a earlier hatch
     

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  7. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Whoa, you have a lot of roosters! :rolleyes:
     
  8. DellaNTuff

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    Actually not too bad for how many we hatched this year lol i have 2 pens of pullets! I hit the jackpot and am so far really close to 70% pullets.

    I plan to feed them out and process them. I hope it goes well and I do a good job feeding them. I know they won't be huge like the meat birds but my great grandma always talked about how much better the flavor was in the slower maturing birds they used to butcher. So fingers crossed!!
     
  9. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Yeah. Looks like those Cornish will be meaty.
     
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    They are so unique in body shape from what i am used to! They were from purchased shiped eggs I had sold most of the chicks. They sure are aggressive little bantams.
     

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