ID sex of a kampung chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by welshterrier, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. welshterrier

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    Does anyone know if sexing a Kampung hen/rooster follows the guidelines of other domesticated chickens and if there are any telltale signs about the sex other than finding an egg. It is supposed to be the ancestor to the Rhode Island Red. I saw a picture on Wiki of an RIR hen and it had a big comb and wattle. Of course I have several and have no idea how to tell the sex ... comb, wattle, spur, neck feathers, herding the females. One started to cock-a-doodle-doo last week. Some have combs, one with a comb doesn't have a wattle, none have spurs, no idea how old they are because I bought them from a market slaughter size six weeks ago. The Indonesian gardener says they are all men, the Filipina maid says one is a lady, the sellers claimed they were all women of course. They appear to be taller and scrawnier than American chickens.
     

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