Jersey giant hen or cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by billyboy123, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. billyboy123

    billyboy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've asked this and have gotten answers. I may just not like what I'm getting. If you've already seen this than I'm sorry. Here's 3-4 month old blue jersey giant. Hen or cockerel? Also are those black feathers sattle feathers? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That appears to be a cockerel.
     
  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    If it's only 3-4 months old it looks to be a deffinte male.
     
  4. billyboy123

    billyboy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Are those black feathers sattles??
     
  5. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Saddle feathers are at the base of the tail and extend up the back between the wings. My bantams began growing them by 10 weeks old but not sure how long large breeds take to develop them. They are long, skinny and pointed at the tip in roosters, and short, much wider and rounded on hens. Hackle feathers grow on the neck and are pointed at the tip on roosters, rounded on hens. I'm not familiar with Jersey Giants but hope I've explained enough to be of some help.
     
  6. CherriesBrood

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  7. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a cockerel
     

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