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

    Sep 19, 2010
    Langley, BC, Canada
    I was looking at the hen today as she wandered around me.. and notice what looked like little teeny weeny spurs....

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Quote:Might help to see a pic from the top rear...
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    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

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    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

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    looks rooish to me.

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