I definitely thought this was a pretty little hen.. but now... hm...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kerriliane, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at the hen today as she wandered around me.. and notice what looked like little teeny weeny spurs....

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    could be a roo, but I think it's a maturing pullet.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    And many hens have what look like spurs, anyway. Most of MINE do... they just don't grow into the big ol' spurs like those of the roosters.

    I think you've got quite a nice little pullet there.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The spurs aren't the things I'm noticing. Both males and females can have spurs.

    But, it is a male. He has some brand new pointy saddle feathers coming in. You can see them as the lighter, shinier feathers just behind his wings and in front of his tail on the second photo.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    All chickens have spur buds. Some hens even develop spurs. Looks like that cockerel is developing rooster-typical saddle and hackle feathers. Sorry.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Might help to see a pic from the top rear...
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Spurs are almost never a thing I look at when sexing a chicken. . . However, how old is he/she? Because the face, comb, waddles, and tail base, shape, and amount of black point to a possible cockerel. It all depends on age though. [​IMG]
     
  8. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Speckled Sussex hen that had 1 1/2 inch long spurs. Spurs (or spur nubs) are not an indication of sex. The long, thin, pointed saddle and hackle feathers are a definite sign of a roo which, I'm sorry to say, is what you have.[​IMG]
     
  9. roo! just like my lil Nate! except nate is a golden commet, but you have a roo
     
  10. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    looks rooish to me.
     

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