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Is Sarah a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Josie, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is daughters fav chicken, I posted about in early Jan.

    I got rid of the other BW roos, but this last week been taking a closer look at Sarah.
    She is about 17 weeks old, and though I didn't think there were any saddle feathers, but now I think I do.

    Can a chicken wait to form saddle feathers until they are 17 weeks?
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    She was smaller than the other two guys, and almost as big as my RIR hens, but has always been the most bold.
    The gray one has bantam in her gene pool.
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    We'd have to see a bigger picture, and a clear close up on her saddle/tail area, and her face to be sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I'll go try to get some.
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw nuts, the camera is in DH car, the best I got are Jan pictures
    Larger this month

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    Jan (approximately 8 weeks old)

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    Would it help If had more pictures tomorrow? Or would that be pic overkill?
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think it looks like a pullet--maybe Im blind but I dont see any pointy feathers on her

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  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sure looks like a girl to me.
     
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that comb and waddles would be much bigger if SHE was a boy!
     
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 8 wks old thats what she/he looked like...I would like to see an updated picture, but I am going to say that Sarah is a roo. Looks like the sickle feathers were starting to fill out in the 8wk pic...JMHO
     
  9. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is another picture I found, taken last week.
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  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If Sarah is a leghorn, she doesn't look like my leghorn roo at 4 months old. HOWEVER... she shouldn't have such a big comb at 8 weeks old in the previous pic... so maybe she is a he... is that a big sickle feather near the tail there I see?


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