Is this two month old chicken a rooster ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenmama109, Mar 12, 2018.

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  1. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    E05AC30F-CBAC-4B26-80A9-28C02BB780F9.jpeg BA065050-DBC1-47B6-ADD7-7FC96547559C.jpeg Hi I hatched this one my self and need to know if she’s a he thanks for your help
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Looks to be a cute little cockerel! :)

    ~Alex
     
  3. Chelseyb123

    Chelseyb123 Songster

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    Yes cockerel. But are their any saddle feathers? Can't really tell in the pic.
     
  4. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

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    thanks and im not to sure about the feathers what are saddle feathers
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    Cockerel.
     
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  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    thewolf1039 thanks and im not to sure about the feathers what are saddle feathers

    Saddle & hackle feathering don't show up until alot older. Handsome Cockerel
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Sorry, you were asking about the Saddle feathering, there's a picture that shows where the Saddle & Hackle feathers are. I don't know how to bring it up :oops: Hackle is the thin, streaming feathers that Roos get on their neck. Saddle is the thin, streaming feathering at the base of their tail. There's pictures, I just don't know how to find them :oops: You may want to try searching, I'm sure pictures are on here....
     
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  8. kumquat

    kumquat Songster

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    I think this might be the thread @ChickNanny13 is thinking of - Either way, I found the diagram and related article useful :)

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    External Anatomy of Poultry Kept on Small or Backyard Flocks: Chicken
    "As Figure 1 shows, both male and female chickens have these basic parts. The differences between males and females include the size of the comb and wattles, the size of the spurs (in older birds), and the characteristics of the hackle and cape feathers. Hackle and cape feathers of males have pointed ends, whereas those of females have rounder ends. In addition, males have sickle feathers in their tails and hackle feathers on their backs, and females do not. ..."
     
  9. ChickNanny13

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    That's it! Thank you kumquat :thumbsup
     
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  10. chickenmama109

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    Thanks every one
     

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