My Sultan is a few days shy of 6 months old, the infamous question... Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kwinnypoo, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. kwinnypoo

    kwinnypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Um, I can't see his saddle feathers, but with streamers like that, he is REALLY a cockerel... Sultan hens have perfectly round poofs, while males have the wild and crazy hair, like yours.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Rooster I think!
     
  4. kwinnypoo

    kwinnypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The strange thing is, he has no saddle or hackle feathers... just the normal feathering. the comb has not changed shape since "infancy"... haha
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    He's 100% cockerel. He's got the swept back "hair" and the red to comb to boot! [​IMG] Gorgeous Sultan by the way. Where did you purchase him?
     
  6. kwinnypoo

    kwinnypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well hunky darn shoot... Was really hoping for a female!!!! He was purchased from McMurray hatchery, actually, LOL!
     
  7. kwinnypoo

    kwinnypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's really dirty though, LOL... been a muddy summer/fall!
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    leaning towards cockerel as it looks like all of my parents cockerels but i would hold on to it though till it crowed or laied an egg. if you have other cockerels then put it in a pen by its self for a few days and see if it starts to crow
     
  9. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    I'd say cockeral.. but not 100% sure.
     
  10. kwinnypoo

    kwinnypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several other cockerels, but no way to isolate. If it's a cockerel, it'll grow until eating size and head to freezer camp :\
     

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