I thought she was a pullet...but not sure now!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RobynD, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. RobynD

    RobynD Out Of The Brooder

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    This bird is a Ranger...not sure if that's a real breed, but she was bought from a lady that has created her own breed mix! Supposed to be a pullet.

    This ones neck feathers all of a sudden turned white and pointy like, they stick out, almost look like sticks. And the tail feathers are looking different too. Like they are curling under/down/floating. Hmmm...Roo or pullet???

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  2. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say Roo with those pointed hackle feathers. just a guess though.
     
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think cockerel also. Those thick legs and the hackles say male to me.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The neck feathers are mostly pin feathers, the sticks are new feathers growing in. How old is it? I can't decide on boy or girl, its face is pink and it looks kind of rooish but the barring color makes it hard to see saddle feathers or anything in that picture.
     
  5. RobynD

    RobynD Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say it's 12-16 weeks old??
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think its a rooster, but am not 100% sure.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  9. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm I would expect a larger comb at this age. It looks like it has barred rock in it so I would kinda expect it to look like this.[​IMG]
    My 12 week old cochin cockerel has a larger comb than your chicken.
     
  10. RobynD

    RobynD Out Of The Brooder

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    I re-thought her age and she's less than 12 weeks old maybe 10. And since I took that picture her comb has gotten redder and I see the formation of saddle feathers. Granted I'm new at this, but I'm 90% sure they are saddle feathers. :(

    Thanks for everyones input, I sure do appreciate this site and all on it!
     

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