Start of hackles??? Breed and Gender help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Griffy, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Griffy

    Griffy Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of nine 4.5 week old chicks i have one with long neck feather. They are very pretty but concerned that it might be the start of hackles. I know its really early to tell gender but just wondering if anyone had any opinions. Im new to chickens but I dont think the comb scream roo. Also do you know what breed? Sorry for poor quality photos this one wouldnt sit still. [​IMG]
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    Thanks!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

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    I believe it's a golden campine, nothing is screaming rooster at the moment, but it's early.
     
  3. Griffy

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    I will post pics as they get older, thanks!
     
  4. lovabutterfly

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    Blackwell, OK.
    No shes a pullet for sure
     
  5. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I thought it might be an easter egger with those puffy cheeks. I agree that it's not showing any obvious male traits yet. Comb development and colour is usually the earliest indication of a. roo. This chicks comb might be slightly pinker than I would be confident of saying pullet but not enough to make me worry it was a cockerel.. Male feathering starts to show about 12 weeks onwards.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

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    Totally missed the cheeks, you are probably right, I should stop answering posts when I am tired.
     
  7. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with your post, but i did notice the cheeks. I think that's what my campine had though. My rooster had a big red comb at this age....
     
  8. Griffy

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    I appreciate all your answers!!! As long as its pointing towards a hen im good with it. Pictures dont do her justice but she is beautiful and hoping that i can keep her is what really matters :)
     
  9. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!

    She is gorgeous. I just love my Campine rooster. He looks exactly like your hen in coloring....
     

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