Please be a girl...please be a girl...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clkingtx, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. clkingtx

    clkingtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This girl(I hope) is about 16 weeks old, probably a mix. I got the egg from someone whose stock is from Ideal's surprise straight run last spring. She was gray when she was hatched. She is pretty timid, and quiet. She is low on the pecking order, but my girls have enough room to roam, they don't do too much pecking. They just make her squawk and run away from time to time, but not even every day. Other times, they all hang out together. I have never seen any roo like behaviour, or attempted mounting of the hens. Never heard any unusual vocalizations, either. This chick is very timid, and doesn't let me near, so I can't examine her closer. She is slightly smaller than the barred rocks, and is 2-4 weeks younger. The barred rocks just started laying last month, so even if she started early, it might still be a little while for her.

    Well, what do you think?

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    My husband and mother think that if it were a roo, it would have crowed by now. Also, does anyone have a guess what breed/breeds this might be? I think it is so pretty, whatever it is...
    Thanks!
     
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  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like a girl
     
  3. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people have had Roos start crowing as late as 18 weeks or more... I cant see the saddle feathers too well but I am wanting to say that I think this is a boy...

    Edit: Thats my thoughts but Im in NO WAY an expert... Though it does seem to have a small comb for a 16 week old...
     
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  4. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My light brahma roo has a way bigger and redder comb and wattles and hes only 9 weeks old, I vote pullet!
     
  6. arcatamarcia

    arcatamarcia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also vote pullet. And she looks just like my light brahma pullet. Except mine has feathers on the outside of her feet.
     
  7. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet! I think you'd see way more comb development by 16 weeks. She's a beauty too; I love her speckling [​IMG] Your barreds have some awesome barring, btw - especially the one in the top pic!
     
  8. DanyyChicken

    DanyyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullet.
     
  9. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was my roo at like 7 weeks i believe, if you need any more assurances that yours a girl [​IMG]
     
  10. clkingtx

    clkingtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that really helps! Thanks all, for your input. I guess I can just wait for the first egg from her!

    Nikkumz, that picture really does help, thanks.

    sevenbabychicks- thanks, I really love my barred rocks! They are very sweet.
     

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