SUMATRA CHICK..... PULLET OR COCKEREL

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by choptank330, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. choptank330

    choptank330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my 11 week old chick. It's pure sumatra, trying to figure out if it is a pullet or cockerl. Any advise would be great
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Odd....it's got a light-colored face, which isn't typical of a Sumatra. I'm thinking cockerel, because that's an awfully puffy comb for so young a bird. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. choptank330

    choptank330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the lighting. It's face it dark. I'll see if I can get a better picture
     
  4. red egghead

    red egghead Just Hatched

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    for me it is early, look for saddle feathers, which i don't see at this age. my guess is pullet for this reason.
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ahhhh, that explains it! [​IMG] For reference, here's my Black Sumatra hen:
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    See how her comb really isn't at all puffy? I guess that's what's making me suspect that you've got a handsome little cockerel. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  6. choptank330

    choptank330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do see what you are talking about :( I was hoping for a pullet !!
     

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