Pullet or Rooster? Plus Ancona finally laid an egg!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Milkshakeroo, May 31, 2019.

  1. Milkshakeroo

    Milkshakeroo Chirping

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  2. ConnieA

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    The wattle development and spur bump on the leg makes it look like a boy to me, and so do the hackle feathers--wispy at the edges. It's a little young to tell. Unless, of course, he starts crowing...!
     
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  3. Milkshakeroo

    Milkshakeroo Chirping

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    Yes his wattle is bigger than the Australorp but I was hoping that was because he was a fast growing meat chicken (not going to eat him/her though). I still hope it’s a girl as I already have one rooster who is a lovely gentle kind rooster.
     
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  4. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    How old is s/he?
     
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    featheredplanets Crowing

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    She’s a pullet, imo. I don’t see any pointed feathers, which, when fully feathered like that, should be visible. Her legs look very dainty. Spur development doesn’t have anything to do with sex, hens grow them too.
     
  6. Milkshakeroo

    Milkshakeroo Chirping

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    Not sure how old. I bought him/her with just developed adult feathers. Interesting on the spurs though, as my rooster (my avatar) has no spurs at all. Thought he was a hen for ages till he started to get longer tail feathers and the frillier neck feathers. Even his little pea comb was tiny.
     
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  7. chrissynemetz

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    I cant really say without knowing the age.
    Your Ancona is pretty, how old is she? :)
     
  8. featheredplanets

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    I’m sticking with pullet then. As for age, I think she’s around the 14, 15 week mark, possibly 16.

    I think breeds or mixes with pea combs do tend to be slow maturing. Sometimes it’s safest to wait for them to grow their adult feathers in. Like I said before, she looks fully feathered, which happens about the (guessed) age, so I would expect to see some pointed hackle or saddle feathers.
     

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