Midge or Mickey?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by VTChickenLover, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. VTChickenLover

    VTChickenLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I'm new here. Trying to figure out if my 5 month old chicken is a boy or a girl. No laying, no crowing. I'm waiting on pins and needles. Any ideas? Thanks very much![​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    VTChickenLover Out Of The Brooder

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  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Pullet
     
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  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a cockerel, so Mickey I guess. Comb is very large and red, and I think I see pointed hackle (neck) feathers.
     
  5. VTChickenLover

    VTChickenLover Out Of The Brooder

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    She/he has huge legs and is the biggest of the three and the bossiest. Often puffs up her chest and has a super long neck. They are all mutts but I think she has done Buff Orphington in her?[​IMG]
     
  6. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hm and that orange color on the shoulders is suspicious of cockerel as well.
     
  7. VTChickenLover

    VTChickenLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of her saddle feathers seem rounded and some seem pointy. Thanks for your help!!
     
  8. VTChickenLover

    VTChickenLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Her neck feathers are very pointy where the other girls are soft. [​IMG]
     
  9. VTChickenLover

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    On the plus side, I got her/him from a Chicken Lady who promises to take him back and keep him alive too! :)
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking pullet. The color is suspicious for cockerel at first, but there's also red on the back. I'm not seeing hackle or saddle feathers, and at 5 months those should be obvious. Plus the thin legs, I'm thinking girl.
     
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