Is my chick a 'he or a she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lou Stevens, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Lou Stevens

    Lou Stevens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the chicken world so i was wondering of i could have others thoughts on wheather my French Wheaton chick is a hes or shes...this is a lovely chick but if it is a roo, what are their temperments like?? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Lou Stevens

    Lou Stevens Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] boy or girl??
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I am not familiar with the breed, but looking at the comb development and colourful feathering i would guess at a Roo (not sure how old it is). Its certainly far from a science at this age, but maybe other more experienced members could help more.

    Roosters can be calm / gentle or total nut cases but a lot can depend on how you interact with them. If you don't need a roo for breeding then i would suggest not keeping one.

    Cheers
    CT
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     
  5. Lou Stevens

    Lou Stevens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, the chick was born on 21/8 so 5 weeks old now. Yeh I'm thinking roo as well but I will waiting until the chick gets a bit older. The breeder I purchased the chicks from has a Rooster Return policy so if it's a roo I will take him back. Shame for I interact with my chicks a lot....have to wait and see :)
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A wheaten pullet wouldn't be developing black feathers on it's wings. :(
     
  7. Lou Stevens

    Lou Stevens Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh dear so could I have a different breed or does the rooster have black feathers??
     
  8. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours is pure. :) Here are some pictures of the difference in genders of Wheaten Marans off the internet. If yours is a Marans also, it isn't French, it is English because it doesn't appear to have feathered legs.

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Can't really tell anything at this early age
     

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