Male or female?

Coopmeister1

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Can anybody tell if my chicken is Mandy or a Randy? Unfortunately a few days ago I had to get rid of my Buff Orpington because it turned out to be a little dude. The good news is the seller exchanged him for another. Crossing my fingers it ends of being a lady. Thank you
 

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black_cat

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Thank you. How can you tell anyway. Heck I've gotta learn someday.
How old is she? On barred birds, pattern is a huge indicator- males have double white barring, and appear much lighter in color. When birds get older, males have long, flowing, pointy saddle feathers (at the base of the tail) that is a clear giveaway. Roosters also stand much more upright.
 

Coopmeister1

In the Brooder
May 17, 2020
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How old is she? On barred birds, pattern is a huge indicator- males have double white barring, and appear much lighter in color. When birds get older, males have long, flowing, pointy saddle feathers (at the base of the tail) that is a clear giveaway. Roosters also stand much more upright.
Quite honestly I have no idea. She still hasn't been accepted by my 2 oldest chickens. My black sex linked always tries to peck her when she gets close. My other hen, a brown leghorn seems to be less aggressive towards her.
 

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