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Is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by irma1956, May 21, 2016.

  1. irma1956

    irma1956 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to this and lovin it! I heard pointed feathers indicated a roo. Is this a boy?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    How old is the bird shown? I ask because the "pointed feathers" you have heard about are not evident prior to the onset of chicken puberty - to that point both genders have the same feather structure. Additionally, the feathering is only one part of the puzzle of gender ID in birds of this age - it's important to look at the whole bird - so a photo that shows the whole bird is more useful than the angle of this photo. From what I can see in this photo the bird is not an obvious cockerel, but a clear side shot that shows the whole bird can often show an entirely different answer.
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

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  4. irma1956

    irma1956 Out Of The Brooder

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    How about this shot. Better?
     
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    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3x
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    looks like a pullet :)
     
  7. irma1956

    irma1956 Out Of The Brooder

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    . Oh that's very good. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Lovely little pullet!
     
  9. irma1956

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    Lovely bird overall but even lovelier knowing it's a girl!
     
  10. ChickNanny13

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    PULLET
     

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