Jersey Giant Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pdholbrook, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. pdholbrook

    pdholbrook Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm starting to think the Jersey Giant I thought was a roo is actually a hen. He's 7 weeks old now and even though his comb is not small, it's very yellow still. I had three other roos who hatched the same day; barred and white rocks - and their combs were all very red. I know the JG grows more slowly, but I thought it would be more pink at this point at least.

    Thoughts from my fellow chicken folks?

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  2. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That comb looks like it's pinking up. I'd say cockerel
     
  3. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a cockrerel :)
     
  4. pdholbrook

    pdholbrook Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks. I'm glad. He's my only roo and I'm interested in having one.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking that's a cockerel. Giants are indeed slow to mature. He may not give you the classic rooster signs until 8ish months old--crowing, mating, etc.
     
  6. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel, he's pinking up and developing his wattles
     

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