Houdan experts.... male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teddiliza, May 8, 2009.

  1. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps


    This is approx 2 or 3 months old. Purchased a month ago at the Griffiths Poultry farm open house and the comb was not red at that time.
    Thanks. [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I don't see any saddle feathers yet, but it's still early.
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    doesn't look promising... if you're after a girl..
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    well, I don't have Houdan, but have 2 other v-combed breeds and that looks like a cockeral to me, my la fleche and appenzeller are laying and their combs aren't that big....
  5. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I am positive that would be a roo! My Houdan pullet's comb was never, ever that large or red. [​IMG] Also, the crest is looking pretty spiked instead of rounded and full.
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Cockerel, the hens do not get that V Shaped Comb.
  7. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all! I guess he'll be the full sized roo that I'll keep. The silkie boy I have just can't charm those heavy breed girls.... LOL

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