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Roo or pullet? Really small

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by geniva10, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. geniva10

    geniva10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this chick that was hatched here (with other ones of other parents) the mom was a barred (im thinking mixed after i read a couple posts) and the dad was a easter egger. Both fairly big chickens. Anyways, this chick is 14weeks old today, and he is tiny?i was told he was a cockerel, but im starting to actually wonder lol. He has no comb, nor pointy feathers on neck, he is 1/3 of the size of all my other hatchlings hatched that day. He also has no tail. What do you think it is? Cockerel or pullet?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  4. tiffani day

    tiffani day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with roo, I have barred rocks born at the end of June and my roos have combs and have had them since about 4 weeks
     
  5. geniva10

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    He has barely to any comb though, even less then my pullets have lol:(
     
  6. tiffani day

    tiffani day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ee has barely any comb so maybe that's a dominant gene
     
  7. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If mom was barred and dad is not, you have a black sex link cockerel. Barred hens can only pass the barring gene to their male offspring.
     
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  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, the barring came from mom, and it SHOULD be male.. The comb is modified because you crossed a pea comb EE with a single comb BR, so that accounts for the tiny, but red, comb... The size is probably attributed to vigor; the runt of the batch, not a breeding specimen, for sure :(... The tail? Weird.... That might be an actual Ameracauna trait popping out from the cross with the EE.

    He's cute! :D
     
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    Thank you, i think hes cute too but everyone picks on him because he is so small and helpless. Lol
     
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    [​IMG] mother


    [​IMG] father
     

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