Houdan--Roo and hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by becky3086, May 1, 2009.

  1. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
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    What do you think?
     
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I'd say the one to the left in the pic (mostly white fro) a pullet and the one on the right (with black in fro) a roo. Just a guess. I looked up a pic in my catalog. How old are they? Are they hatchery stock?
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I have hatched way too many chicks to remember how old they all are, lol. My thoughts were that the more white crested one was a hen and the other was a roo too but I haven't had houdan before and they don't develop the same as the Polish I have had. No they aren't hatchery stock. They came from someone here, though I can't seem to remember who right at this moment.
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Can you pick them up and move the ends of the wings a little to expose the saddle feather area? You might be able to see some development of the saddle feathers. That would be a giveaway to identify a rooster.
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I'll try that, and see what I see. Thanks.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    yeah, saddle feathers are the best indicator
     

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