Please please please say hen!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bubra007, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. bubra007

    bubra007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please tell me the feathers in the saddle area that turn down a bit don't make this a roo! 16 weeks old, mixed breed.
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  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Looks like a hen to me, but I'm not completely sure. If it hasn't crowed by now it is a hen. Keep us updated though. :)
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a hen to me too. Those feathers you are looking at in the "saddle" area, are rounded, not the long, stringy feathers a roo would get. I'd also expect to see a lot more red in face and comb development in a 16 week old if it was a rooster.
     
  4. caitlyn p

    caitlyn p Out Of The Brooder

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    Not to hijack the post be could someone give me an opinion on my month old barred cochins? I think ones a roo but im reaaaallly hoping not because we cant own roosters where i live and ive just fallen in love with her/him? There they are together and the second pic is the chick in question [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Soylent Chick

    Soylent Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me in the original post.

    The cochin looks like a male.
     
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  6. caitlyn p

    caitlyn p Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg really??? [​IMG] even thought the comb is a little pinker than the others
     
  7. caitlyn p

    caitlyn p Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh darn i just reread that [​IMG] i guess my little Dot is a Dawn lol
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    See how thick the white 'bars' are? That can only ever happen on cockerels.
     
  9. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Might really be better to start a new thread so we don't indeed highjack the OP's thread.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those back feathers are all broad and rounded, plus, there is no dark red in the shoulders. That's a pullet.
     

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