She's a boy...isn't she? :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gapeach717, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    almost 4 weeks old, I am afraid my Dixie is a Roo. This is hands down my favorite chick and impossible for me to have boys here. I need your opinions please. [​IMG]


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    also, while I have you, what is the verdict on thoughts of Shadow, the one BR chick I kept from what seemed like my all Roo rescue? Since I have had her(?) she has been eating and playing and getting the life a growing chick needs and her (?) feather development has taken off in one weeks time! But...I want a second round of opinions on her. Again, the coolest chick, and hands down the most friendly of the entire bunch.


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  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I would say Dixie is a cockerel and Shadow is a pullet.
     
  3. LoweBow

    LoweBow Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm gonna guess Shadow is a Pullet.....I have some BR chicks and she's nice and dark and not crowning like one of my chicks...
    Can't guess on the other...
     
  4. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Highlander. I had a very high need to keep shadow bc she was different than the other 4 in the set I rescued (all of which have been rehomed, one to a 30 acre farm in the blue ridge mountains) but shadow just had different mannerisms and even coloring than the others and I felt given her prior living conditions i wouldnt jump to gender conclusions on her so fast. If your thoughts are right, I made a good call. Thank you.....but Dixie breaks my heart in half. This will be my first broken heart over a chickie :(
     
  5. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both lookin pretty rooish to me. The BR is still a toughy since its white barring isnt as thick as some other roos ive seen or as thin as some othe pullets. Imma lran towards roo tho on both of them. Im no expert tho.
     
  6. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you lowebow!
     
  7. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks dragon, yes, she still isnt feathering the way other pullets her age have, but her stripes arent as light as the pics show. my camera is on steroids when it comes to picking up white color. Blah! (hate this camera) but in the weeks time i have had her, she has blown most of her neck and chest feathers around her throat and more dark feathers are coming in?
     
  8. SelfSufficient

    SelfSufficient Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't give up on Dixie. I have one that is 7 1/2 weeks old. A couple of weeks ago I thought it was a roo. Now, I'm not so sure...so I'm waiting to hear a crow or see an egg. :D
     
  9. Wigggy

    Wigggy Out Of The Brooder

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    Wait till later or you will still just be guessing
     
  10. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My camera catches the light funny sometimes too. Id def give it another week or 2 before i got rid of her. You just never know with chickens
     

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