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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by foreverturk, Jun 29, 2016.
He's a cockerel.
It's a boy
Yep! Looks like a cockerel.
Looks like you've got a lovely cockerel
Thank you all so much for being kind enough to answer... Can you please educate me on how to tell the difference? I am taking him back tomorrow to swap out for a hen... Don't want to make this mistake again! Thank you!
How can you tell? Thank you in advance
You can tell a bird is cockerel from several signs. The first and most obvious is that cockerels' combs and wattles grow in faster and turn red much sooner than pullets'. You can also looks for long, shiny, pointy feathers coming in on the neck and above the tail. These are feathers that only roosters get. And your bird is being to grow in his sickle feathers, the long curved tail feathers that only roosters get. That is another sign a bird is male. Hope this helps!
Thank you so much! That's very helpful info!