She, He, or Too Early to Guess?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HappyQuackers, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. HappyQuackers

    HappyQuackers Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, beautiful chicken math.

    Anyway, mum and I decided to hatch a few eggs from the girls a few months ago, which hatched August 24. Ever since this one little Australorp-EE Bantam cross hatched, s/he's been my little buddy. Now, at around 5ish weeks s/he's beginning to grow up- s/he is just about fully feathered and quite the big birdie. Even now s/he still likes to snuggle up under my chin and be petted. S/he doesn't "answer" the one rooster who's still at our house like the chick we strongly believe is a rooster (he's big with a reddish comb and forming wattles). S/he does, however, target and scuffle with that chick quite a bit, but that may just be a pecking order forming and s/he throwing his/her weight around. His/her comb is turning pink-red (the photos don't show it too well) which is worrying me a bit and is taking after the Australorp in size. S/he still seems like a hen to mum and I. Yikes, didn't mean to ramble so much, but I'd like to see what the experienced forum-goers would have to say.
    (P.S. Please excuse my messy floor...)

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  2. Banana Hen

    Banana Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is a she. (or a pullet. same difference) The tail is small, but not tiny like cockerels at the same age have. Her comb is not red yet, either.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    For 5 weeks old, it's got a comb. I'd lean more towards a cockerel.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel, but it is too young to be sure.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It appears to have 3 rows in a pea comb. That normally indicates a cockerel.
     
  7. SkyBluEggs

    SkyBluEggs New Egg

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    I'm thinking boy but I'm no expert any ideas?
     
  8. SkyBluEggs

    SkyBluEggs New Egg

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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    This looks like a cockerel to me.
     
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  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it is a cockerel.
     
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