Is she a she or he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by urbanchickFL, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. urbanchickFL

    urbanchickFL New Egg

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    She was sold to me as a she but I am wondering if she is a he.. lol She has been pecking the othering like crazy. Not sure if she's just the dominant one or if she's a roo.

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    Updated with a few pictures of the neck feathers and crest
     
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  2. WildThang

    WildThang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know a whole lot about chickens but from the way the tail is sitting i think its a roo. With a lovely hair do! :D


    I could be wrong though considering i don't see a comb or cheeks?
     
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  3. DRGLENNON

    DRGLENNON Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but I'd say roo. Pointy feathers at the base of the neck.
     
  4. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that a Wyandotte / Polish mix?

    Also not an expert but those neck hackles look pointy to me, and overall posture appears rooster. Hens have round-tipped neck, and saddle feathers, whereas roosters are pointed. This is the best way to identify for certain that I know of.
     
  5. urbanchickFL

    urbanchickFL New Egg

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    I was thinking roo but they insured me it was a hen. She/he was sold to me as a golden polish hen.
     
  6. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Examine the neck feathers up close. Don't trust just opinions based on a picture. I believe the pointed neck feathers are as strong an indicator of a rooster as spurs or crowing. Maybe someone can confirm if that is a good comparison or not (some breeds might be more similar). The laced feathers with those black outlines may just look more pointed in the photo than they are in reality. I'm fact, the picture is blurry when so zoom in.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking pullet.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  9. DRGLENNON

    DRGLENNON Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the explanation. I'm really trying to learn so the details are so helpful.
     
  10. urbanchickFL

    urbanchickFL New Egg

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    Thank you that helps.. The feathers do not seem pointy but rounded.. Here are a few new pictures I just took of the neck feathers and crest.
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