Sexed chicken

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Lisa Doodeman, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

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    So today.
    I really wanted to get down and find out what "Speckles" is Hen or Cockerell.
    So I got a friend to catch her. Too fast for me. Turned her upside down and what I discovered was a little round clean hole and that all I could find.

    I have been racking my brain and Utubing like crazy.

    OMG im a crazy married chicken lady. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Um, hate to break it to you, but chickens do not have external reproductive organs. Both male and female have vents, and you're not going to be able to 'see' anything that would indicate gender there.
    Speckles is difficult to sex due to that mahogany coloring, and the fact that the bird is just a touch too young to have really obvious male feathering. At four months of age, could be a slow developing cockerel or a fast maturing pullet.
     
  3. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

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    Thanks.
    Im new at this.
    I just thought if Id see 2 holes. It may indicate Hen. That was my logic.
    Being inquisitive.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Birds only have one hole, it's called the vent. Basics of bird anatomy.
     
  5. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

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    Thankyou for clearing that up. Very appreciated.
     
  6. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

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    Thankyou for clearing that up. Very appreciated.
     

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