Jersey Giant Roo? Please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ucleggs, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. ucleggs

    ucleggs Out Of The Brooder

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    This may be the second time this has happened! I am panicking because I think I may have ANOTHER roo...this time a Jersey Giant. I would have no place for him...Please help! [sorry about the bad photos....I only had Mac photobooth]
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  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    can't really see the hackle feather but gun to my head I would say roo sorry
     
  3. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    How old is it?
     
  4. ucleggs

    ucleggs Out Of The Brooder

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    16 wks I think
     
  5. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    To me, and I'm no pro at this, but I think the comb and waddles look a bit large for a hen at 16 weeks.
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Tough call. Here's a photo of my JG hen at 17 weeks. She's got pretty well developed comb and wattles.

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    I'd like to see the saddle of him/her in brighter light to see if you can see saddle feathers or not.
     
  7. Afterburner

    Afterburner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tough call. My JG hen did have waddles at that age, but hers never really got really red until 5 months. You should check and see if she/he has spurs yet. By 16 weeks, they would be coming out of legs and prick your finger.
     
  8. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    I would say roo... here are my 14 week olds

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  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess rooster.
     
  10. ucleggs

    ucleggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have found him a home. Thank God! Meanwhile, here are the hackle feathers for confirmation. He looks exactly like your roo, silkiemomma!
    Let me know what you think...
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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011

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