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Is Nutmeg a boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by genesis1verse1, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. genesis1verse1

    genesis1verse1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is Nutmeg, the one in the middle. We were thinking for a long time that it might be a she, but having doubts now. I have a hard time figuring out EE's. About 17 weeks old.

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  2. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think male
     
  3. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    red wing feathering on EE, does point to male.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say cockerel.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    He is definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Look at his tail. Cockadoodledoo for you!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My first thought is roo, but really I'm leaning toward pullet.

    I know the red on the wing is a male trait, but that's if it's isolated to the wing bow, in my experience. This birds also looks to have some reddish/salmon on the breast, which with this coloration is a female trait. Nothing else about this bird says male at this age--comb, leg thickness, hackle or saddle feathers. I have a similar colored bird I thought was a cockerel for several months, but realized that reddish color was more even across the body. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow if weather cooperates.

    Would sure appreciate updates as the bird ages, and crows or lays.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    While everything but color says pullet. I say definatley a cockerel. The color screams rooster.
     
  9. genesis1verse1

    genesis1verse1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What really got me looking at it was when my daughters noticed that nutmeg was sparring with another known cockerel. I know pullets will do this too, but this has been quite a few times this particular chicken has gotten into it with other cockerels. That gave me pause and now I'm noticing that tail is looking a bit different than the other EE pullets the same age. The comb has been slower developing and not as red, but it is now noticeably different than the other pullets...we'll see..........
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards cockeral...but could go either way.

    The color mostly says roo...but that comb is not much nor is the wattles...but it is more than what my EE girls have at 18 weeks...so I'm still thinking roo.

    Yeah, let us know if it crows or lays.
    Lady of McCamley
     

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