Still Girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by anbhean, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. anbhean

    anbhean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it, just when I thought I was safe from having a roo in my trio, I realized that I had over estimated how old my pullets were. I thought they were roughly 18 weeks this week. Turns out they are only 15. Oops. No one has crowed yet. But I still am watching my Delaware, Sassafras. She has really pointy, spear shaped neck feathers, but no spear shaped saddle feathers. She's only three days older than my rocks, but has a bigger comb and wattle.

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    Any one think I'm dealing with a roo, or are they still all girls?
     
  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I think they look like girls! Congrats! Sassafrass is really pretty!
     
  3. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like girls to me... at 15 weeks I think your boys would have much more impressive combs and waddles!! [​IMG]
     
  4. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like girls to me too. With Sassafrass, because she's a Delaware her feather pattern on her neck looks pointy. If you pick up the feathers, there should be a white border around each black stripe which will be rounded for a girl. If the white looks pointy (and I mean really pointy) she could turn out to be a roo, but she looks girly so far.
     
  5. anbhean

    anbhean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I'll definitely check for the white border today on Sass. I was hoping the lack of crowing and the still small combs meant they were still girls, so it's nice to hear other folks think so as well.
     

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