Is she a she or is she a he? Haha

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ersula, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Ersula

    Ersula Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering if this is a she getting ready to lay in a few weeks or a VERY late bloomer cockerel. I don't have a saddle (that means back, right?) picture right now. (Edit: The Orps are 15 weeks today!)

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    Below is one of my for sure roosters for comparison. Same age.



    This one is just for comparison!

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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel. His hackle feathers are shiny and stringy looking. Also, if this bird is the same age as the buffs behind it in the roost, it's beyond a doubt.
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm totally distracted by those awesome spotted birds in the second picture. What are they?!


    Trying to go back to the subject at hand, how old is the chicken in question?
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    its a cockerel
     
  5. blessedchick

    blessedchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are beautiful guinea fowl! Tons of fun and better entertainment than cable tv! Check out the Guinea threads under Other Poultry right here on BYC!
     
  6. It looks like a cockerel.
     
  7. Ersula

    Ersula Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, guys. I knew those silly little stringy feathers were boy feathers. I was just hoping in my heart that they weren't!

    (The birds are all the same age, except the guineas, they are a few weeks older lol)


    (Edit: Please make sure to look at the first picture)
     
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  8. egg-cellent

    egg-cellent Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is for sure a rooster. He should be crowing soon.
     
  9. Ersula

    Ersula Out Of The Brooder

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    The second picture was just of comparison. The first one is the one I'm questioning. He/she seems right in the middle. (Holding out hope for eggs soon! lol)
     
  10. Ersula

    Ersula Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 15 weeks today! [​IMG]

    And they are Guinea Fowl! They kill snakes, mice, etc and they are an alarm system when predators are around!
     
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