Is my Dominique a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DazeGoneBy, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ***video of baby bird on post #16 for your vote***

    I posted about how fast they grow somewhere else, then mentioned that I was a little worried about this one, ClaraBell, which I'm afraid might be a Clarence Bill. Two folks chimed up, Sonew123 and Skilz; one said boy and one said girl. So, I am moving the photos here and asking all you knowledgeable people for your guess. I think he/she is about 7 weeks old now, so time will tell. But, with each day that passes we get more attached. We only have 3 chicks, and live where we cannot have a rooster - so to lose one would be hard.

    Here's a head shot:
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    Full-body pics here. My cause for concern: no tail feathers, long neck pin feathers, wide comb, red comb, waddles, very affectionate to humans. All warning signs of a young boy.

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    But, on the other hand, this breed is known for a rose-colored comb, and I've see hens in this breed with waddles. And the chicken lady (at a poultry farm) where we got him/her is very knowledgeable and gave us a "sex guarantee."
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  2. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MetalSmitten, thanks so much for the link. I had done some google searches and read about the "shadow" on the leg and the head spot. But, my memory is terrible and EVERY SINGLE pic I have of her/him (I'll just change the name to CB for simplicity's sake), is from the back and side rather than the front and top. Grrr.

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  4. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a boy. He's very white. Females would be much darker. His comb is filling out too.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd guess cockerel by the very light coloration and stockiness of legs. My Dom girl had a hint of wattle and bit of pink to her comb at that age also but her legs were twigs compared to your chick and she was more like 50/50 on her barring.
     
  6. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no. I've changed my avatar in mourning...we'll put in a call to the chicken lady to see if she still has some from that age group and can do a swap with us. I feel so bad for CB. What a cushy life he has had, and now it will all change. <snif>
     
  7. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo to me too, lighter coloring and wattles coming in
    Don't see any saddle feathers yet, but I'm going with cockerel
     
  8. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a boy to me, the males are much lighter in their coloring than the females let me see about getting some pics of my doms on here for you. Give me a sec, u should have some at about 8 weeks and younger to compare.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Definitely a cockeral. Cute too, sorry you can't keep Clarence Bill.
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% boy, sorry. [​IMG]
     

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