Is Babe a babe or a beau?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aaron E, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Aaron E

    Aaron E New Egg

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    Meet Babe Ruth. As a chick babe was the stockiest, funniest of all it's bothers and sisters. I'm thinking Babe is a cross between a Cochin and a Silver Laced Wyandotte. Babe is 16 weeks old. Any guesses on gender would be great!

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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. 10AcreChick

    10AcreChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 16 weeks? It's got to be a hen, there's barely a comb there!
     
  5. SIERRAS MOM

    SIERRAS MOM Out Of The Brooder

    At 17 weeks definitly a hen!!! No saddle feathers accross its back no shiney pointed feathers accross its shoulders, no pointed shiney neck feathers---ALL GIRL!!!!
     
  6. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a cockerel all the way
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Babe looks like a babe. If you're positive on age, that's a pullet. A pic of the bird standing naturally would help confirm, it's hard to see the feathering when the bird is being held.
     
  8. Aaron E

    Aaron E New Egg

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    Babe Hatched on 4/30 so yes we are a few days shy of 16 weeks. Here is a photo standing. The tail feathers that are in are very rounded and don't have any green in them (I know I know that's not a definite marker on all birds) but what is stumping us is how curious he/she is. Like I said. NO fighting as of yet. Just some regular pecking order feather pulling now and then.

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    More likely a Brahma/Cochin cross with that funky pea comb. Definitely a pullet.
     

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