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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LadyGunnar, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. LadyGunnar

    LadyGunnar Chirping

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    This little one is the runt. It's always been little. It's half the size of it hatch mates. One of them is very much a rooster. I can't tell on this one. Thanks
     

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  2. LadyGunnar

    LadyGunnar Chirping

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    It's almost 8 weeks old.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    How old, in weeks?
     
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  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    unable to tell yet myself too young
     
  5. LadyGunnar

    LadyGunnar Chirping

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    8 weeks.
     
  6. CountryFlock

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    Compare the length of the tail feathers with the confirmed male. If the tail feathers of the one photo’d is much longer than the male’s tail feathers then I would assume that the one photo’d is female.

    Remember assume. It’s not 100% accurate but it’s decently accurate.
     
  7. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    I’m leaning towards boy because it looks like the base of his comb is reddening but it really is hard to tell. So I’m not completely sure.

    As stated above, it may be a good idea to compare his features with his siblings.
     
  8. LadyGunnar

    LadyGunnar Chirping

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    This is the rooster she hatched with. They are siblings. You can see this little one is super little compared to them.
     

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  9. CountryFlock

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    Same age and same breed parents? That one is unusually small compared.
     
  10. LadyGunnar

    LadyGunnar Chirping

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    same parents. This one hatched out a day later than the rest. It is the runt.
     
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