Is Big Betty really Big Bobby?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tundoschicks, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. tundoschicks

    tundoschicks In the Brooder

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    7F9BA14F-5F85-45AB-8557-DA1351E23445.jpeg F338C149-64C6-41FA-A160-E2639E390DF0.jpeg I have two 12 week old Australorp chickens names Big Betty and Veronica. Betty has developed a bright red comb and waddles and Veronica has not. But Betty does not display any of the feathering I would expect from a cockerel. No sign of saddle feathers yet. Her tail is a little taller but all the feathers are rounded. Could it be possible that Big Betty is just maturing more quickly or is Big Betty really Big Bobby
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Bobby!
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Sure is a lot of comb and wattle development for a 12 week old pullet, but feathering and conformation suggest pullet. :idunno
     
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  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    The male saddle feathers should be coming in soon. That's a Bobby
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I'm agreeing, although I don't see Cockerel feathering yet the comb and waddles are suggesting male.
     
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