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Nellie or Nels

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andi, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Andi

    Andi Songster

    I have a 22 week old Production White with a mildly bold personality. The whole time growing up her personality made me wonder if she was a he. The only thing that made me think she was a she this whole time is the comb and wattles were small and pink.

    A few minutes ago I opened the front door to find Nellie there. As much as I wish she was in her run, it was rather cute, so I grabbed the camera. Keeping the chickens in their run is another issue I'm working on.

    When I was taking the pics I noticed her comb and wattles seemed a bit bigger and brighter. There's been no crowing.

    I'd like you're opinion on whether Nellie is truly a Nellie or if Nellie is a Nels. I'm hoping Nellie is a Nellie because I've gotten quite attached to this goofy bird. I can't have any roos.

    This is the first time having chickens for me. So many have turned out to be boys! I started out with 14 chickens. If Nellie is a Nels that mean I'm down to only 3 hens.

    It might be a cold Winter for the girls here in Minnesota. We built the coop thinking there would be 6 hens.


  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    22 weeks and no crowing attempts? I'd say pullet. Hope so for your sake!
  3. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    me leghorn hen looks a lot like that big red comb and wattles and all...
    i'm saying girl.. she has girl feathers...
  4. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    She's a girl and probably close to laying.
  6. looks like a hen to me!
  7. Andi

    Andi Songster

    [​IMG] Yippee! [​IMG]

    Thanks guys! I was really worried!

  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Yup, she's a she!
  10. Andi

    Andi Songster

    You guys have SO MADE MY DAY!


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