Is Meredith a Rooster?

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

  1. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my pullet might be a rooster! Check out the new feather growth, they are pointy! She/he is 6 1/2 weeks old. If she is a rooster, I have to get rid of her. Help!!!
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  2. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, Meredith is a pretty bird, but that bright red comb suggests she might be a he. What breed is s/he?
     
  3. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told she/he was a Banty. Not sure if that is accurate though!
     
  4. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    For future reference, is it normal for a pullet to have vivid colors like red, green, and blue?
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    At six weeks old, I am going to bet that its a roo. He has way too much red in his comb to be a girl.

    the female chickens of certain breeds will be not as colorful as the males, such as OEG's, Dutch bantams, for example. Those this does not apply to breeds where the sexes are the same color, such as barred rocks, solid colored birds in any breed.
    But, almost always, the males will have the pointed saddle and hackle feathers which will give it away, with the exception of Campines and Sebrights.
     
  6. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much for the info!
     
  7. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a rooster to me. I wouldn't get rid of it yet though we all looking at a monitor could be wrong. I would wait until he crows or you are absolutly positive it is a rooster.
     
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a rooster, Pea Comb, red with 3 distinct ridges. I could be wrong but I really think it is a boy.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have a cockerel. Looks like an Easter Egger cutie pie, very handsome! Banty is a size, though, not a breed. Bantams are just miniature chickens, basically.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Yes, rooster. What a gorgeous rooster, though! Beautiful coloring!
     

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