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Jersey Giant... Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wildflower52, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. wildflower52

    wildflower52 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. I have a chicken that I cannot figure out if its a rooster or Hen. It is 4 months old. The chicken behind it in the picture is a Barred Rock of the same age. We know he is a rooster because he is crowing and his comb is more pronounced.

    Any help would be appreciated. We've also done the hang them upside down trick and it seems to be hit and miss.[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I am going to guess cockerel, but a profile shot would provide a chance for a more accurate gender identification.
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    A clear side profile photo of the bird will be needed to show the characteristics that we need to see to give you a firm gender ID. How long has the bird had such pronounced and colorful comb/wattles?
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts. Given the size and redness of its comb and wattles, I'm leaning toward cockerel. It could be a pullet not far off from laying but since Jersey Giants are slow to mature, I doubt it. However, a profile shot showing its saddle and tail feathers is needed for certain identification.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Just enlarged the photo, think I am seeing pointy hackle feathers
     
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  7. wildflower52

    wildflower52 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]


    The comb and waddles have only just within the last week maybe. The Barred Rock in the back is also half Jersey Giant.
     
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He is a cockerel. Hackle, sickle, and saddle feathers confirm his maleness.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    The black bird is a cockerel.

    And I just have to say, if the barred bird is half Rock and half Giant, he's a mixed breed, not a Rock [​IMG]
     
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  10. Michael OShay

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     

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