sultan chicken boy or girl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angelaburton, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. angelaburton

    angelaburton New Egg

    Feb 18, 2010
    hi i have a lavanderish coloured sultan chicken arround 24 weeks old and im not sure if she is a hen or a cock she isnt mounting or crowing, no hackle or saddle feathers but her face is quite red between the feathers. Do some sultan hens go red in the face? she is obviously a cross with something to be lavander. I am comparing her to my white sultan hen who is a year old but still pink in the face. What do you think?



  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I'd say it's a hen- and she's going to be laying soon- that's why the comb is red. What an interesting color!
  3. chickeypeep101

    chickeypeep101 the Awesome Pullet

    Jul 23, 2009
    On a horse!
    I think hen.
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, that's a hen. My female is around the same age and looks very similar, minus the odd coloring. Where did you get her from?
  6. Billyj

    Billyj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2010
    Gaffney SC
    Yep I agree with everyone. Mine is the same and has just started to lay. Well practicing more like it. 2 fart eggs so far, but here is hoping for a good one tomorrow [​IMG]

    She has filled out more since she started laying. Full like yours.

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  7. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    It's definitely female. Hens have round 'hairdos', roosters have punky spiky crests.
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    agree hen
  9. Tonopah Pati

    Tonopah Pati Rest in Peace 1938-2011

    Mar 24, 2009
    Tonopah, Arizona
    I would say a hen also. You can look for stringy type feathers at the back of the head at the bottom. She is a mix. and does not appear to have the Falcon feathers on her legs above the feet. Very pretty color.

    I am trying to find a pullet for my Sultan Rooster. I would to breed some pure Sultans.

    Here is a photo of Loui-Lu-Li [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    hen, in addition to the crest, she doesnt have any saddle feathers!

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