Rooster feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPeep, May 31, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I am still deciding whether my little chicken is a pullet or cock. I have heard that roo's will have pointed neck feathers, but i cant classify if my chicken has rounded, or pointed neck feathers. Can someone post a picture of thier rooster/cockerel's neck feathers please? Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every breed looks different at different ages. It would probably be more helpful to post a picture of your suspicious birds.
     
  3. ccshambhala

    ccshambhala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you still have "chicks" you'll notice differences in the comb first:

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    you'll get lots of great help if you post pics of your chicks!

    but here are some rooster pics where you can see the feathering around the neck & saddle (just before tail) feathers
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    roo hen combo for comparison :
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  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pleas post a picture of your bird, and how Old is it??
    alot of times the pointed feathers when first growing in, will not look "pointed"
     
  5. ChickenPeep

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    okay i will but still feel free to post a picture of your roo! He is about a month and a half old i think!
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  6. ccshambhala

    ccshambhala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a girl to me but a pic of the whole chicken would help (how old is it?)
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    its about a month and a half old but what makes you think its a girl?
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  8. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's only 6 weeks old, and we're just going by comb, I would say boy, for sure.
     
  9. ccshambhala

    ccshambhala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the chicks in the first pic I posted are a lil over 5 weeks old. Your headshots make your bird look fully feathered - so I guessed it was older. I was certainly guessing on very lil info lol....
     
  10. ChickenPeep

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    I think its a roo because he acts like one, has a very large comb, waddles, and tail feathers. also, his body structure looks like a male's, and he is growing little spurs!
     
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