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Sebright Cockerel or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KFox, May 22, 2011.

  1. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one is about 4-6 weeks old.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Sebrights are SO hard to tell, because the males are "hen-feathered" - so the comb is about the only way to tell the difference and it can take several weeks to begin to grow out into the male comb.

    I couldn't tell at this stage. Wait for the comb to develop a spike pointing back along the top of its head. Then you know you have a cockerel.
     
  3. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for reading/commenting. I think I have three sebrights and one of them is making a errrr---eeeee noise. I can't tell which is making the noise but this one is the largest of the three and chest-bumps others often.

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  4. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He probably is the cockerel then, are you planning to keep them as a trio?
     
  5. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think roo he's looks a lot like mine did at that age mine is 10 weeks old now
     
  6. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not able to keep roos here. We live in an area zoned agricultural but we have one acre lots. I will probably give him away. [​IMG]
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, that looks to be a boy. Sebright hens have VERY small, almost nonexistent, combs. The comb development on yours is a dead giveaway that it is a boy.
     
  8. puffmuff

    puffmuff Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree that it is a boy. My 10 week old silver sebright pullet has a comb that is so small that the only way you know it's there is by feel. Sorry.
     

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