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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lisa Doodeman, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

    Jan 4, 2017
    Hi from Albion Park Rail NSW Australia

    So ive had a load of information on my cheeky Speckles.

    I keep on second guessing the chooks Gender. Tail feathers, Tall lanky legs.

    THe chook is approx 4 months old. No crows, no spurs. In the pecking order she is at the bottom. Has been caught 3 times mounting the middle hen. Im hoping its a Hen.

    Now the breed....... Help me please!

    Is there such a breed as a Sourland or was it the name of the guy on one of my answers. Not to sure. Definetly a Pullet!

    So below is the pic.
    She is fast on her feet. Much like a road runner [​IMG]


  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Hi there!
    Sourland (Sir Sour) is a wonderful member here who likely chimed in on a previous post of yours.

    Is the photo you posted current - meaning showing the bird at the current age of 4 months? Speckles appears to be a lovely pullet. Mounting is not always a sexual act nor is it unique to male birds.
  3. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

    Jan 4, 2017
    I got speckles from a rescue farm when she was 10 weeks old. Approx 20th November. So close to approx.

    Yes this photo was taken yesterday 5th January.

    I just saw speckles mount and hold on for dear life, my Henny Penny, right in front of me. Has she no shame lol.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  5. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

    Jan 4, 2017
    At what age do they start to crow. Speckles still has the chick noise and no COCK A DOODLE DOO...... practice [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sourland would be pleased if a breed of chicken was named after him. He is something special [​IMG]
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  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    He is indeed, very "special" [​IMG]
  8. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    Your chicken is a bit of an enigma!
    At 4 months I would have expected saddle feathers if it was a cockerel but I can't see any, which would suggest it's a pullet, but the head and neck just give me a cockerel vibe and the behaviour says cockerel, particularly if it is bottom of the pecking order. Older hens will occasionally mount other hens to show dominance but rarely young pullets, particularly low ranking ones.
    How long has it's comb been red like that? Do you have any pictures of it when it was younger? If the comb was red a month ago, then I'm going to say it's male.

    As regards breed, I'm pretty sure it's a mixed breed. I'm thinking maybe a speckled sussex cross.

    One thing is for sure, if it's female, with a comb as red as that, she should be laying very soon. Pullets do some odd things at point of lay, so maybe that explains it's behaviour.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'm thinking cockerel, and probably younger than estimated.

    do you have any pics of when you first got this bird?
  10. Lisa Doodeman

    Lisa Doodeman Just Hatched

    Jan 4, 2017
    The Comb just recently went darker. Ive also noticed its to feathers at the back are seperating and are slightly longer, not by much. All my senses are starting to say Cockerell. But my Alpha hen started like this. No spurs as of yet or stumps. Apart from the mounting behaviour. I guess time will tell.

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