Is this black sumatra a male or female???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 3kennedys, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. 3kennedys

    3kennedys Out Of The Brooder

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    I got rid of my Silkie roosters almost a month ago but Im still getting fertile eggs. The fertile eggs are either the Silkie roosters or from this black Sumatra. I was pretty sure that this Sumatra was a female but now Im not sure. I have heard that Sumatras can be late to develop and they don't how much of a comb or wattles. I need some help from someone who is familiar with Sumatras. Also, this Sumatra is 5 months old.
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  2. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you know they are fertile do you incubate them?
    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, that bird is female.

    Tell us how you know your eggs are fertile.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the others, looks like a pullet. Are you sure the eggs are fertile?
     
  5. 3kennedys

    3kennedys Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know that they are fertile. The white spot on the egg looked like it was a "bullseye" which I thought was to mean they were fertile. I had seen some pictures online of fertile and non-fertile eggs and these looked more fertile than not. Im new to chicken keeping as of March 2013 so Im by no means an expert.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    That sumatra is a pullet all the way
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She is 100% a pullet. Very pretty![​IMG]
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a pullet. Very beautiful! Are you sure your eggs are fertile? Telling by the shape of the blastoderm on the egg yolk is tricky. Why don't you post photos on BYC? [​IMG]
     
  9. 3kennedys

    3kennedys Out Of The Brooder

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    I had posted the photos on another thread and someone seemed to think they were fertile but I will post them here:
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  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those do look fertile to me. Are you sure you don't have any other hens that are really roosters? It is possible for hens to be fertile up to about 2-3 weeks after being successfully mated, but a month seems rather unlikely.
     

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