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Sisters or Brother and Sister?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shyhootska, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Shyhootska

    Shyhootska New Egg

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    I have a pair of white plum rocks which were both hatched just over 15 weeks ago. I'm wondering if the larger bird who has much more developed comb and waddle and who has curving pointed tail feathers. No prominent Spurs, only small bumps. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. [​IMG].
     
  2. Shyhootska

    Shyhootska New Egg

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    Here's another view of the larger plym rock. [​IMG]
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's really hard to see male feathering on a solid white bird. How long has that comb been red for?
     
  4. Shyhootska

    Shyhootska New Egg

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    Thanks for your response, the comb has been red for half its life. The birds came from MPC as day olds and were hatched on Aug 17th. Is it possible to be the same gender with their combs and waddles looking so different? Its size is quite large compared to all of the other birds as well.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Any chick that develops a bright red comb before 10 weeks old is male. Sorry, but pullets don't start turning red until they are getting close to laying eggs, usually sometime after 14 weeks. Considering how long this bird's comb has been red, it's a boy.
    Spurs generally don't begin to develop until after 6 months old, and it's not really a good way to tell gender. Some roosters never grow spurs, and sometimes hens will grow them.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Brother and sister.
     
  7. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Brother and sister. They typically crow long before they get spurs.
     
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    It looks like you have a brother and a sister, the best of both worlds, best to you in your beautiful white chickens!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Big brother and sister
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Brother and sister.
     

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