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Pullet or Cockerel - BTJ Bantam mix

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OldCrookedToe, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently bought this chicken. Sold as a "she" but I'm thinking it's not a hen but rather a cockerel. I have no clue what age and the seller said it's got back tailed Japanese bantam in there but was an accidental breeding. Always pecked by hens in the flock and my rooster chased him out of the coop once. This one stays a a distance from the flock and is at the bottom of the pecking order. It has white long legs with tiny bumps where the Spurs are just starting to develop. Im stumped because I cannot tell if it's just a leggy hen or a young cockerel. No eggs and no crowing, but I think this is a cockerel but want to see what y'all think?
    Also any ideas on what breeds are in there alongside the Japanese bantam. Thanks!
     
  2. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It does look like a young cockerel.

    I don't see any Japanese bantam there. The entire bird is wrong for that ancestry.

    White skin and colombian coloring lend themselves to Light Sussex breeding. But if the seller is that clueless, I'm thinking he's probably a mix and you'll never know exactly what went into him. You can contact the seller and see what other breeds they had available, that could narrow things down.
     
  4. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The breeder has so many breeds there's no telling. He's got anything you can think of as far as large fowl birds. I never saw bantams there so the Japanese banty didn't make sense to me.
    I'm fine if he's not a bantam and would prefer him not have any bantam in there
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm stumped. To me it looks like a pullet with a very cockerel-like head and posture, as I can't really see any defined male feathers. How old is she/he?
     
  6. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue. I feel like if I knew how old I could say what gender it is. It has sharp looking hackles but I don't see any saddle feathers
     
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  7. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    hmm, the tail makes me think it's a female, but the head seems like a cockerel, i'm gonna go with pullet, but i could very well be wrong.
     
  8. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did some research and I think it's a RIR x Light Sussex, a common table bird cross. I found a cockerel of that cross that looks identical to mine
     
  9. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a rir x light Sussex cockerel. Same skinny white legs and all
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree
     

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