IS MY SHE A HE? CAN'T QUITE DECIDE-PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kitchenella, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, This is Sambo. We got He/She in late August. Not sure how old He/She is. Was not fully feathered when we got it and was almost all black. I'm guessing maybe 3 wks old or so at the time which would make it about 16 weeks now.

    He/She is fast becoming head Hen/Cock. He/She occasionally will jump on the other chick that is her size if the chick is laying down. They will do the behavior where they face each other and stand up tall and peck. It never is a serious fight and generally they get along fine.

    Also does anyone know what kind of chicken this is? We live in Israel and my grandson got them from an Arab farmer so it might be a mix.

    Thanks,

    Peggy

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  2. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathering looks a lot like a cuckoo maran, but not the comb. Looks a little rooish to me.
     
  3. JohnL11935

    JohnL11935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Barred Rock?

    I'll go with hen.
     
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Those legs are rooster thick, but I really can't see the tail.
    I can't tell if there are saddle feathers.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think you have a mixed breed chicken and am leaning toward roo right now.

    The comb and cuckoo barring is wrong for a pure barred rock.

    The comb and feet color is wrong for pure cuckoo maran.

    The cuckoo barring and body is wrong for a pure dominique.
     
  6. joyful-homemaker

    joyful-homemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a barred rock pullet that is about the same age. Her legs are much smaller and she is very fat and fluffy under the tail area. If you compare the two I would say yours looks more like a rooster to me.
     
  7. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    The comb looks like a rose comb to me. She looks like my dominique hen,
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    Chris
     
  8. sara

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    When I saw the comb I immediately thought dominique. However I'm not sure on the body type for such, so I can't really give a good guess.

    I'd guess it's a cockerel if it's only 2 months old. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
  9. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a mixed Dominique.

    Definately a Rooster.

    Matt
     
  10. CackleFan

    CackleFan Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with Matt. It is a rooster. -Holly
     

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