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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ajc123, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. ajc123

    ajc123 In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    Please say (s)he's not a rooster... [​IMG] It's about a month old. Blue Andalusian.



    Another Blue Andalusian of the same age:


  2. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Confucious Say: Hen the comb is toooo pink for roo.Anyone else can chime in.
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I would say that is backward. Roo, comb is too pink for a hen.
  4. eggseroneous

    eggseroneous Songster

    Apr 1, 2010
    South-Western PA
    I refuse to answer that question, on the grounds that it may incROOminate me!
  5. I don't know the Andalusians. But, many Mediterranian breeds have very large combs, even in the hens (the classic flopped Leghorn comb, eg.) This can mean that the pullets develop more of a comb earlier than a smaller combed breed would.

    I'd give the birds more time. In a month or so you should see saddle feathers coming in if they are roosters.
  6. Sweetpeaswan

    Sweetpeaswan Chirping

    Aug 5, 2010
    Sorry....looks like a roo roo!
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I agree, andalusians tend to have bigger combs, so females do grow their combs a bit faster than other breeds. I would give it more time too. I'm kind of split. I don't see much in wattles coming in yet, so there is hope for a girl.
  8. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    LOL Im' still itching to sew it a dress and matching hat.Roo's usualy have redder comb's and wattle's at a month old I have about 30 chick's now one month and can easily pick the roo's.The hen's are low and pink.But I only have OEGB right now but have raised a LOT of breed's in Past.No Andalusian's.Ihave 2 7 month old OEGB's that has slightly red but flopped to side comb's But the Roo's they are COCKADOODLE Roo's.Let us know I'll stitch the guy up a nice vest and tie if it's a roo!
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    month old thats a roo. my andy comb didn't get that big til she was 3 months.
  10. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Well, my Buttercups are another Meditteranian breed and just looking at the 1 month old tail , looks like a Roo. I can tell my Roos at hatching, I can see their combs then, then they dry off and I don't really see the beginnings of a comb for another week. The hens will just begin to show a crown a 4 weeks. I have 5 week olds now so the memory is fresh. Sorry. You have several Roo's if I'm right and the Andalusions follow the same growth pattern as other Meditteranians.

    I went to feathersite, they have a picture of a 4 week old white Andalusian. You might want to take a look.

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