Should we have named Pocahontas Big Chief instead???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erin0415, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pocahontas- the black and white Ancona in the left background- was chasing my buff today, and I suddenly noticed how big his/her comb and wattle are. We always assumed it was a girl. It is probably 5 months old. No crowing, but it was either trying to mate or just being mean. Any insights? I will post better pic tomorrow. Thanks [​IMG]

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  2. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty far away, but it looks like a roo.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a better pic?
     
  4. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say definitely a roo.
     
  5. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are better pics. Looking at these he definitely looks like a roo. He was a little younger than the rest of our chickens and that comb and wattle just snuck in without us noticing.

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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say it looks like a pullet.
     
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  7. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote rooster.
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ancona pullets/hens have large combs and wattles. I see no saddle feathers on that beautiful bird. I'm guessing girl.
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am guessing girl too, altho I know nothing about Anconas. I don't see any saddle feathers either.

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  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Only hen feathered breeds I know are seabrights. Looks like a girl to me, and probably already laying or about to start soon! That floppyish big comb is very girly.
     

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