Male or Female ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lydiagirl99, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I myself hatched some babies 2 months ago and kept the one with the prettiest coloring.. well, of course he turned out to be a little cockerel. Now, I have Momma hen hatch some babies and I kept the one with the prettiest colors again.. Thinking its a cockerel. So maybe I need to pick the bland yellow colors from now on [​IMG] Well, here is little Penguin. A 6 week old Production Faverolle and Red sex link mix. Any ideas on Pullet or Cockerel?

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  2. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 6 weeks I'm leaning towards cockerel, but I'm not the most experienced. Just know that none of my pullets had that large and red of wattles at that age.
     
  3. ambergds

    ambergds Out Of The Brooder

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    Cockerel.
     
  4. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel. At 6 weeks with that comb and waddle formation? Definitely a male.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    cockerel.

    You're correct on your thinking to pick the blander colored birds. In chickens, males are bright, flashy, colorful, etc. Their color is designed to draw attention, to say "Loot at me! Here I am!!".
    Females, on the other hand, are drab, blander colored, the colors are more even and smooth. They're designed to blend in and let the eye pass over them when they're setting on a nest..."You don't see anything here worth eating".

    this is an easy way to sex mixed breed birds by color.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  7. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. bek007

    bek007 Just Hatched

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    Can someone please tell me what sex these are [​IMG]
     
  9. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gonna take a guess and say they're hens based on the the fact that their combs aren't that big + red and have no waddles as I can see. The one in the midde is questionable. How old are they?
     
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  10. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that the second one is questionable, the one on the far left seems to be quite certainly a hen, and the far right-the tail seems a little curved up, so maybe a cockerel, but hard to tell when they're crouching, but other than that one point it looks indeed more like a hen.
     

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