Male or Female?

KatsPlace

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This one is a Pearl. I think she’s a female but I’m new to this. Is it a hen or roo? I bought 5 “hens” and 2 out of 5 are male.
 

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KatsPlace

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Jul 31, 2020
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Thank you for the feedback.
I’ll just watch him/her and see if any crowing happens. I didn’t see any foam but I don’t think I’ve mastered vent sexing yet.
 

CovidtimeQuail

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I've found that the best way for me to tell is to give them mealworms. The females eat them and the males hold them out in their beaks and make this buku-buku sound to call to the females. I have a pen of males that will call for 5 minutes before realizing that no hens will show up.
 

FloorCandy

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In my pearls I’ve noticed the hens have football under eye type lines, or a dr. Robotnic/eggman Stash. Males tend to have more of a zorro mask. If they came from Myshire lines, mine ended up having quite a few with pied areas, like white bibs, chests, primaries etc, which makes them more striking in appearance imo, but harder to tell the gender.

also, how old is she?
 
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I've found that the best way for me to tell is to give them mealworms. The females eat them and the males hold them out in their beaks and make this buku-buku sound to call to the females. I have a pen of males that will call for 5 minutes before realizing that no hens will show up.
That is the cutest thing I have ever read.
 

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