Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by reba353, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. reba353

    reba353 In the Brooder

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    Hi! This is my first post here, but I need to know I my buff Brahma is a rooster or a hen since I am not allowed to have roosters in my area. Astrid (the chicken) is approximately 5 months old. I was told she was a female when I got her but I am now not sure, If anyone
    can help me out I would appreciate it so much!



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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Could you get a close-up photo of its back feathers, near the tail? I'm leaning towards pullet.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on that. A profile pic of the tail and hackle feathers from the side would be great.
     
  4. reba353

    reba353 In the Brooder

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I think that I see pointy saddle feathers, so I'm leaning towards cockerel.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I'm not sure, the comb appears to be fairly large for the age of the bird. I'm guessing cockerel, but it's hard to tell with non-single-combed birds.
     
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  7. reba353

    reba353 In the Brooder

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    The part that confuses me is that her neck has pointy and 'rounded' feathered, one of the reasons I'm so confused
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    With the new photos, I think I see pointed saddle feathers, so I'm changing my guess to cockerel.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    I agree. The new pic is a little on the dark side but it does give a little better view of the saddle and hackle feathers.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I'm leaning cockerel - there seems to be some dark patchy shading and the overall stance looks more cockerel than pullet
     

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