LADY MAY BE A DUDE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SissaRuth84, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. SissaRuth84

    SissaRuth84 Just Hatched

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    Hello All !!

    My Golden Comet was sexed as a 'she' but at 3 weeks is showing signs of being a 'he'.
    *bigger than the 4 wk olds
    *stands taller
    *meaty legs (was told breed is dual purpose)
    *pronounced comb

    Is it possible for a Hen to look like a Roo early on depending on the breed ? Do I just need to wait until I see eggs or hear crows ?

    Thanks in advance !
     
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe golden comet are a variety of red sex link chicken, in which case she must be a pullet if she is golden colour, but will be a cockerel if white. This is assuming she is a genuine first generation golden comet from a recognised hatchery and not a purchase from a private chicken owner whose ability to raise chicks from their flock exceeds their knowledge of them, as unfortunately sometimes happens, particularly with sex links that are privately sold.

    A photo might help us to confirm.
     
  3. SissaRuth84

    SissaRuth84 Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your information :) I thought I had added an image, but I may have messed up. Her clutch was ordered from a hatchery through a local feed store. The extras were sold publicly. She's very sweet but definitely runs the flock (2 Barred Rock, 1 RIR, 2 Ameraucana)

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  4. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched two australorps, one was bigger, bolder and had a bigger comb than the other and feathered in at a different rate. I was sure it was a boy but they are both laying now.
     
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  5. SissaRuth84

    SissaRuth84 Just Hatched

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    That's awesome ! Thank you for the reassurance :D
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a red sex link pullet to me.
     

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