Is she really a he??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chick423, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Chick423

    Chick423 Out Of The Brooder

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    Morning everyone,

    My little Agnes is 16 weeks today and she is looking a little different than everyone else. I'm starting to wonder if Agnes should be Edward!
    There has been no crowing, but the way she stands tall, has green tail feathers, and puffs her neck out at the other girls makes me think she may be a he!

    Can you help? [​IMG]
     
  2. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think I see saddle feathers, pointy skinny feathers by the tail. Also the tail itself looks more ragged a sign of a growing rooster tail. Pullet tails will have broad curved tail feathers.

    I am going to guess rooster.
    See if you can get a better look at the feathers near the tail.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Agnes looks more like an Andrew to me.
     
  4. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Edward is definitely a cockerel. :(
     
  5. Chick423

    Chick423 Out Of The Brooder

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    Uh oh daddy is not going to be happy!

    Can you guys tell me what saddle feathers are? And also what other things should I look at as tell signs that she is a he? She/he got pretty beat up by a hen that is no longer here when she/he first got here so I don't really know what to look at on the tail that some of you are saying.
     
  6. Chick423

    Chick423 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and how come he hasn't tried crowing yet? Isn't he old enough to try?
     
  7. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Saddle feathers are pointy skinny feathers by the tail.

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    These are early saddle feathers if you look you can see some pointy feathers starting to grow. As the male grows the will begin to drape down across the back.
     
  8. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On these boys you can see the black diamond shape saddle feathers coming in on their backs
     
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Edward is a boy
     

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