Mutts: a follow-up on 2 out of 3

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WYOwhy, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. WYOwhy

    WYOwhy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I'm so grateful for the expert advice I have got from this Breed and Gender Thread! I just thought I would let you know some follow-up:

    Two weeks ago, using this photo, you all identified Daphne as a cockerel. You are absolutely correct. His tail feathers now curl, he's perfected the strut, and his crow is a little weak and strangled but most assuredly a crow and not a morning cluck.
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    This is Helen two weeks ago. I was still holding out hope that I had mis-lead the jury with a bad age guess. No such luck. As of today, he's asked to be known as Troy - king of the noisy crows.
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    Both are headed out to the country half of our chicken partnership and will be traded for pullets.
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    Still crossing my fingers for the future of Io. I'll aim to snag a more recent photo. In the meantime here's hoping. Her feathers are more rounded. Her stature is lower to the ground. I don't see pointy hackle or tell-tale saddle feathers. But yesterday she postured at Daphne. And today she bossed Helen-turned-Troy out of her way. Here she is two weeks ago:
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That's a she on the bottom. [​IMG] And very neat - She's a blue barred (more like cuckoo though, as the barring is very smudged) bird. [​IMG]
     
  3. Harlequin

    Harlequin Out Of The Brooder

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    i think Io is a hen, i dont think about posturing much cuz my hens can get pretty bossy with the other chickens, certain roos included. (my white jersey giant roo "Foghorn" rules the yard though)
     

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