Male or female ancona?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UrbanEnthusiast, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. UrbanEnthusiast

    UrbanEnthusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purchased from feed store on 3/11, though probably had been in the brooder there for a while, so no idea what age. The other Ancona chick I purchased that day has no comb at all yet. Do I have a roo here?

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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thinking a little cockerel
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yes, looks like you have a rooster there.
     
  4. UrbanEnthusiast

    UrbanEnthusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other guesses?
     
  5. Artski

    Artski Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they have the same amount of feathering? I think that could be an indicator at times?
     
  6. UrbanEnthusiast

    UrbanEnthusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, the two Anconas have the same amount of feathering.
     
  7. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster for sure.. He is a handsome little guy!! Good luck
     
  8. UrbanEnthusiast

    UrbanEnthusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crap! How can you tell? Landlady won't allow a rooster. How old do you think he is?
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree rooster...that much red comb on a chick that is clearly 6 weeks or younger...rooster. (Estimated age from your statement that you picked up 3/11 so 2 1/2 weeks ago...it wasn't a fledged mature chick yet...so had to be under 4 weeks at time of purchase???...puts this chick in the 4 to 6 weeks now at most.

    Yes...roo...so sorry.

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  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Good news is most feed stores take roosters back...and you could swap for another bird if you desired...just choose one similar in size/age if you can that matches the female Ancona.

    LofMc
     

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