Jersey Giant hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snazzyboots, May 22, 2019.

  1. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Songster

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    BA55E390-A573-4595-9487-F734AEB8CB27.png 18806F68-0629-4C81-8724-E54568506881.png 84A0C4DE-A188-41B9-A4AA-05ED0971ABB4.png Hi all
    We bought this bird as a pullet. It’s 16 weeks old. Within the last day or so the comb and wattles have gotten darker and larger. Also looks like the neck feathers are pointy. It’s been chest bumping the others too. I really hope I’m wrong in thinking roo. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for
     
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    You have a lovely Jersey Giant pullet.
     
  3. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Songster

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    That makes me so happy!
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Chest bumping, spurs, & actual fighting isn’t exclusive to cockerels and cocks. Pullets and hens will fight too.
     
  5. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    Pullet
     
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  6. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Crowing

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    Hi!
    That is one lovely Jersey Giant pullet you got there! You can tell it is a female as it does not have rooster saddle feathers. Here is an image of saddle feathers for roosters and hens.
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    Very pretty!
    Hopes this helps!
     
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  7. chkva

    chkva Songster

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    That's definitely a pullet. You can tell from the feathers and the comb. That's a nice looking girl... I have two jersey giant chicks (pullets) that are 4 weeks old. They grow so much slower than other breeds! IMG_20190521_120543~2.jpg
     
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  8. LizzzyJo

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    Agreed! Pullet.
     
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  9. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Pullet that's probably getting ready to start laying in the next couple weeks
     
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  10. Roo5

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    Odd,mine are 4 weeks and almost fully feathered and huge.
     

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