Sex these Sumatra!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    No spur bumps....hatched in June or July. Very friendly. I'm hoping for hens because then I'll have a three hens & one roo (and two more roos for sale!) [​IMG]

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  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a little girlie to me, but what do I know?!!?
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Here's another shot of one of them:
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  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    has me puzzled... kinda looks like a hen. but the long tail feathers, if i could see the hackles (neck feathers) or saddles (feathers before the tail) could be abl to tell easier,


    Edit, never mind [​IMG]. i think im going to vote girl
     
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  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    On both birds or just on one of them? I know--they don't have the saddle feathers, really or the hackle feathers because they beat up on each other...LOL
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    then going by the tail, Roosters
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    which reminds me--I should post a pic of the one I KNOW is a rooster. His tail is almost dragging the ground! And he looks like the "classic" sumatras....
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    In addition, these usually move with their tails up....
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Sumatras are slow to mature so it can be hard to be sure when they're young.
    However, my advise is to keep two males not one. If you keep two & both are fine what are you out. If you keep only one & he dies what do you have?
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Here is a pic of my black Sumatra Rooster, it may help you, he is only about 10 mo old.

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