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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1234567chicks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. 1234567chicks

    1234567chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is an update on rosemary he/she is approximately 13-14 weeks old. What's your guys thought on the gender? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the redness of the wattles at that age, I'm thinking cockerel.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  3. chickenchick12

    chickenchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is he/she? It is a very pretty bird. The wattles do seem to say cockerel. If I can know the breed then I can try to confirm for you. For now, the shape of the tail and the redness of the wattles are making me say cockerel. Maybe knowing the breed will change my mind!
    Hope that I can help!

    ~chickenchick
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    After 12 weeks, pullets are supposed to start pinking up. It's a pullet.
     
  5. 1234567chicks

    1234567chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the responses. Rosemary is a pioneer
     
  6. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet. I'm a rebel like that.
     
  7. chickenchick12

    chickenchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about Pioneers so I can't help you much. [​IMG]I still think that the tail feathers and wattles look like a cockerel's, but a lot of people are saying that you have a pullet so now I am not sure. Whatever it is, I hope that it grows healthy and strong for you!
    Take care!

    ~chickenchick
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel too.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I'm thinking pullet. I thought Pioneers are a faster developing breed, the cockerels I've seen on here at that age are very mature looking.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think pullet also
     

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