Is CJ a Girl or a Boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She/he is very dark blue. The legs are not particularly thick. I have thought CJ was a pullet till recently, but at about 9 weeks old now, she has a very red pea comb, however, no wattles to speak of. Being a cross, not sure if she'd ever have large wattles, though. She's a sweetheart and I'd like to know if I can dream of keeping her or if I have to sell another cockerel.
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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a girl
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd say the jury is still out. Could be a roo.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I guess I'd lean towards roo with a comb that red at 9 weeks. I'll keep my fingers crossed tho that I"m wrong.
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Quote:Have to agree. [​IMG] for girl, though...
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Kind of what I figured. The thin legs threw me off, but since the mama was a bantam, that could be the reason CJ looks not so manly, except for the comb. I've had several chicks this year of different breeds with confusing signals, even some pullets with early reddening combs, but not quite as red as CJ's. Crud. CJ is very friendly and sweet and just really pretty-pics dont do her/him justice.
     
  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    She has nice feathers...what do they say? I can't see any saddle feathers in the picture....
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Might be a bit early to see the saddle feathers. I tried to look under the top feathers, but she was squirming too much, LOL.
     
  9. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I think pretty girl [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

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    i think shes a girl. zelda had a much larger and very red comb growing up too. i was scared she was going to be a rooster but then she laid an egg when she turned 4 mos. so that was nice.
     

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