Norwegian Jaerhon...M or F?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Quirky, May 7, 2011.

  1. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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    I have two and they both look like this little one:


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    From the Norwegian chicken web site:

    "In addition, the special feature of chickens that are gender-oriented already that day-old: In the light variety is pure yellow chicks rooster and hen chicks light brown with a dark spot on the head and the dark edge of the back. In the dark variety, rooster chicks dark brown with a bright spot in the neck, hen chicks are completely dark brown."

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know, but I would love to have this breed!! [​IMG] Such cuties!
    IF if were to guess about these two Jærhons, I'd say pullets. But, that is just compairing them to a photo of a pullet, so no expertise at all.
     
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  3. klf73

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    from what I read it looks like a cockeral [​IMG]
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, HERE is a link towards the bottom of the page (scroll down) that shows 4 pictures of Jærhøn chicks. Top two are cockerals and the bottom two are pullets, Left two are dark and right two are light. To me now, they seem like the are both cockerals.

    This link and other information is up in the Jærhøn thread in the breen section (right above this one).
     
  5. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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    ETA: On the Norwegian site, here is the translation of the text above the chick photos:

    "In addition, the special feature of chickens that are gender-oriented already that day-old: In the light variety is pure yellow chicks rooster and hen chicks light brown with a dark spot on the head and the dark edge of the back. In the dark variety, rooster chicks dark brown with a bright spot in the neck, hen chicks are completely dark brown."

    So...there are two varieties. I clearly have the dark variety. But the gender is trickier, yes? My chicks definitely do not have as much yellow on their heads as the male in the photo. But then, I want them to be pullets...

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  6. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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    bump for more opinions/help
     
  7. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got mine from Ideal, not sure what color mine is but she is definately a girl!
    Hope this helps you, this is a pic of my little girl Jaerhon at one week.
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    And her now
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  8. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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    Oh thank you, thank you! I think mine are gals based on your photo. They have white spots on top pf their heads, but they are brown all over. The light was wonky when I took the photos, so they appear lighter than they really are.

    In any case, your hen is just stunning. I love the markings on these birds and I think they will be good for keeping the hawks from getting them.

    What is your hen's temperament? I don't expect them to be cuddly; I just hope they aren't aggressive. Also, how does she lay?
     
  9. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:She is a sweet bird, if you sit still in the run she will come up to you and eat out of your hand but not big on being petted or held. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body, she isn't laying yet I give her another month till she is old enough for that, I can't wait to get my first egg from her!
     

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