Ivan the Jungle fowl update.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by safari_dave_2008, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. safari_dave_2008

    safari_dave_2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ivan 'the lone jungle fowl' has developed a green tint on his tail feathers. The green only shows up in some light like an oily residue colour (color). Could this be a hint of a male?

    Say it isn't so! He (she) is eight weeks this coming saturday and we only have this one chicken, if its a boy, im afraid its back to the safari park and the end of chicken ownership for emma and I. If its a hen then we get to keep her and get her a companion and a brand new eglu.

    Its all or nothing. We will be very upset to get rid of him if it turns out to be a boy.

    I'll get a picture of the tail up as soon as Ivan is still long enough to take a picture.

    Green tint tail? Boy or girl?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Is it a red jungle fowl?
     
  3. safari_dave_2008

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    Yes. A red jungle fowl.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    If I'm not mistaken, females color out dark brown/black all over except in the hackles where they might have a bit of gold showing. Males will resemble black breasted red coloring.
     

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