Is this a rooster or a pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazyscapes, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. crazyscapes

    crazyscapes Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I am realizing that I am not good at feather sexing my chickens at all and now I am unsure if this is a roo or a hen...she was hatched under my broody hen on 07/27/13. She is not crowing at all, however her back feathers are throwing me off.

    Please help! Thank you very much.
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  2. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id say rooster
     
  3. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry- this lovely has roo coloring to me too.
     
  4. crazyscapes

    crazyscapes Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  5. crazyscapes

    crazyscapes Out Of The Brooder

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    This is her at about 2 weeks old with her mom...or I should say his mom. His head does look a little big like a rooster.
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  6. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it's a cockerel. He was a cute lil fella and is now handsome. My cochin "pullet" was bigger and turned out to be a boy too.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can sex this bird by color. The black breast and red head and back is a rooster color pattern, you'll never see a female bird this color. Plus the comb and saddle feathers.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel for sure. As Donrae said, you won't see a pullet this color.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster. You will not see this type of red and black coloring (the name of the variety is Black Breasted Red) in a female bird.
     

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