Is it possible?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justanother Brooke, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've posted a couple of times about my mystery chicken that we can't decide if it's a hen or a roo. Most people on here think definitely roo, but I have caught her/him a couple of times with my husband to help me, and we have looked at just about every feather on this bird [​IMG] and see absolutely NO pointy feathers anywhere. The hackle ( I think that's right) feathers on the neck look pointy because of the pattern, but are rounded, and all of the saddle feathers are rounded, as are the tail feathers.
    This chicken has a larger and redder comb and wattles than the other hens, but not as big as the two that are definitely roos. Also, he/she has some very shiny black feathers with that green iridescence, but those are scattered all over, not concentrated in any one area.
    He/she also walks more like the other two hens, not at all like the two roos.
    I am just SO confused, ha ha! Is it possible that she just is developing faster, and that's the reason for the comb and wattles being like they are?
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Definetely, if you cannot see any saddle or hackle feathers. My light sussex fooled me for a while too because of her neck patterning. She is definetely a girl though [​IMG]
     
  3. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture from a couple of weeks ago:
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  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    A profile shot and closeup of the tail would help but I say hen [​IMG]

    ETA how old is this bird? The reddening could be age appropriate and maybe this is the cause of the confusion
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That bird is a cockerel. He has male patterning that a female would not get.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:x2
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    sorry total rooster--I can tell from the saddle feathers hanging down on his back end:-(
     
  8. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:I have had plent of hens with that pattern! (i know they are hens...they lay eggs!)
     
  9. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2

    X3...Roo all the way.
     
  10. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    I think it's a roo
     

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