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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peewee, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. peewee

    peewee Songster

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    This sweetie was sold to me about 3 weeks ago as a hen. The more that I look at her the more I see rooster. I have been trying to integrate her into my flock and my loverboy of a roo who loves ALL the ladies does not seem to care to have her around. [​IMG]
    She is great with my baby chicks and watches them closely when I let them out. I can't tell if she is being motherly or, if this is a roo, if he is just starting to gather his ladies at a early age.[​IMG]
    What do you guys think??
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  2. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    pretty bird, I hope it's a hen for you. I am the last one to make a determination.[​IMG]
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Sorry, that looks like a red sex-link cockerel.

    It's got the pointy neck and saddle feathers coming in. That's a dead give-away.

    Red sex-link hens should be a reddish color and the males are a white color. They are color sexed at birth.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    That is a cockerel.
     
  5. Quote:yep, that is the factor! pullets and hens will have round ended feathers on the neck and saddle.
     
  6. Gercarson

    Gercarson Chirping

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    Sorry, but that sweetie is a cockerel.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Almost looks like a Red Pyle game roo. I don't believe it is a red sex link roo as it's ears are white.
     
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  8. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:hehehe...chickens don't have ears. lol. The ear coverts are white, but the earlobe, to me at least, looks red.

    [​IMG] I shush now...lol
     
  9. sandypaws

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    i dont quite see the saddle feathers... but those neck feathers scream ROOSTER!!!!... i also thought "red pyle"

    the sex-linked roosters i had were ALL white.. no other color
     
  10. peewee

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    See those neck feathers are what had me thinking more and more that she/he was a rooster. I don't see any saddle feathers coming in yet and thats what had me clinging to the belief that she was a girl. The bend in his longest tail feathers was because of being in a small box for transport. OH WELL... at least he is a very submissive roo for the moment. My big rooster hasn't tried to kill him..... yet.
    Thanks for the replies. I just wanted to hear it from other people that my sweetie was a boy.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008

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