Pullet or Roo? 10 wk old Ancona

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heyjami, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure this cutie is an Ancona. But pullet or roo? Paige is 10/11 wks old now.
    No roo sounds yet. But that comb/waddle color has me wondering. I don't understand the hind feather or round vs pointy feather thing others have spoken about. Let me know your opinion please...
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  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    At 10 weeks I'd say roo....but then again I don't have any experience with this breed.
     
  3. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Hopefully more folks are up tonight and can chime in with a vote.
    I'll wait for the sound to confirm before making any decisions.
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    im thinking rooster. Long saddle feathers that hang over like a rooster. pink/red wattles. Beautiful long legs. and looks like streamers coming in (sickle feathers. .AKA.. the longest tail feathers that hang down from the top on roosters)
     
  5. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm, i'm gonna go against the consensus and say hen. The comb/wattle are fairly big, but the saddle feathers are very round...mind you I have no idea with this breed lol [​IMG]

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  6. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im also going to say hen, but im not familiar with the breed either,
     
  7. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    Any other opinions?
    Both Anconas behave the same, the other pullet does not have this red of waddle/comb, but I read that the color designates maturity more than sex (as in ready to lay). I still don't understand the whole feather situation, I'll go google and see what saddle and all of those other terms mean. Thanks for looking!
     
  8. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking roo, but its just a guess.
     
  9. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say hen by looking at the rounded saddle feathers.
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Pullet, her comb will grow larger and eventually flop over like a leghorn's. Her body will become more rounded as she gets closer to laying age. Males of this breed, in my experience, have always been quick to mature and would have a much larger comb at 10 weeks.
     

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