Serama pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eminator, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. eminator

    eminator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my suspicions. Not sure of the age, guessing about 12-14 weeks. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Rooster.
     
  3. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Yup!
     
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I agree.
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm surprised he hasn't already crowed.
     
  6. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, what are you seeing that makes you all say roo?
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    That big red comb. Serama hens have a small comb and it wouldn't be that red.

    Here was my little roo when young
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    Here is him now.
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    Now if the hen was mature, she could have a comb like the one in your picture. Here is one of my mature black serama hens.
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  8. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Becky, your roo is beautiful. The only reason I asked was because the only thing on the bird in question is the comb, which I do agree is a bit large. The bird was hatched on Aug. 22. Compared to its brother who is only 1 day older there is no comparison. He has a very large red comb twice as large at the one in question and also has beautiful saddle feathers and has been crowing for almost 4 weeks and is twice this ones size. No crowing yet either. But then all birds mature at their own rate. I am not 100 percent sure it is a roo. I guess only time will tell.
    Thanks for your input.
     
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  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Ok, is this the same person who first posted? I guess, we would need to see pictures of both birds(full body shots) and we would be able to tell better. Maybe it actually is a hen. It really is easier to tell with another in the pen to compare it to.
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Roo
     

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