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Rescued Chicken - What Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NCchicken, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! I have a rescued chicken that was given to me today. The lady who rescued her said that it was cornered in a yard by a dog. The woman, who rescues all kinds of birds, said that she has had s/he for about 4-5 weeks and when she first got it it was mostly all yellow down. So I guess it is around 5-7 weeks old right now. Is it a hen or roo? And if you want to guess breed, go right ahead. DH said I can not keep it if it is a roo...so please...[​IMG] hopefully it is a hen. Thanks!
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  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    No clue on the breed, but it looks girlie, to me.
     
  3. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sooo bad at guessing about chickens - but I think it may be a little roo boy. - Sorry!
    Not at all sure what it is. I think Mrs. Fluffy Puffy would be able to tell you what it is better than me she is very good at that kind of thing!

    sorry I think Boy. - Dh looked at it says he thinks HEN so you could be ok!!!!!! I was looking at the tail all up but now I can see none of the feathers point down. Lovely little pea comb. All my ones with Pea combs turned out to be Hens!!!!! Wish I knew what she/He is?

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  4. Badbaby05

    Badbaby05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a girl [​IMG]
     
  5. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullet.
     
  6. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so much for your votes! I am just hoping to have a few more pullet votes (hopefully) and I will feel much better about reasuring Dh that it is indeed a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  7. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     
  8. starryhen

    starryhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll see. I vote hen because of the lateral posture, the lack of comb and the kind eye. I could be totally wrong. I also guess leghorn/barr rock cross.
    I have 3 Barr Rocks, 2 Americauna, 2 Black Australorp Banties, 1 very fat old Red Cap and a very smart and wise young Easter Egger cross rooster who adopted us,
    observes the rules and has earned a lovely little harem.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That little cutie patooty is a girl! Lucky you!
     
  10. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking something crossed with a barred rock too because of the messy lacing. So far the vote is pullet! I was thinking pullet too because of the lack of "showy feathers" (kinda plain looking), and I looked in the shoulders to see if any were hiding and nothing was there! Also, the lack of downward tail feathers too. I sure hope she turns out to be a she! Thanks again everyone!
     

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