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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckadoddledoo, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. cluckadoddledoo

    cluckadoddledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok went to a poultry auction and picked up two gold pencilled Hamburgs they were listed as two, which is meant to mean of same sex and not a pair meaning one hen one cockerel, thinking I knew the difference between the male and female gold pencil purchased the duo hesitantly as one does have very large spurs. However since bringing them home not only does it have spurs but it seems to crow or at least makes a lot of noise!

    Now I need to ask do the young cockerels have the same plummage as the hen and feather up later?

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  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The chicken in the picture is a hen. Older hens can grow long spurs and sometimes do make a crowing noise if there is no rooster around. The male hamburg is colored diffrently. (Sorry, can't seem to spell that.)
     
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  3. cluckadoddledoo

    cluckadoddledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks thats a relief!!! We have a cream pencilled hamburg too so was hoping to breed him to these two gold hens. :)
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a pullet
     
  5. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. cluckadoddledoo

    cluckadoddledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! Thats what I was hoping :)

    Heres my cream hamburg cockerel, some say citroen.. so do you agree its worth while seeing what comes from the pairing?

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  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    heres criton
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  9. cluckadoddledoo

    cluckadoddledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes but those are spangled and mine are pencilled :)
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    this is a pencilled rooster

    heres what his hen looks like
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