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This BR has me stumped!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by High Altitude Chickens, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. High Altitude Chickens

    High Altitude Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    At first I thought Sue Ellen was a girl but now I'm not so sure.

    At 3 days old (the one on the left in each picture):

    At 3 weeks old:

    At 6 weeks old (the one in the back is a roo for sure and same age as Sue Ellen in front):

    At 11 weeks old:

    Any thoughts on gender? No roo behaviors, no crowing or spur growth.
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. High Altitude Chickens

    High Altitude Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    Well, using that post, the chick with the well defined head spot and black legs turned out to be a roo (using the guidelines in that post, it was supposed to be a girl). The one in question was a dark chick, black legs, smaller head spot.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    It's a boy
  5. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    i think it is a roo [​IMG]
  6. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    Still new at this, but the coloring (more black than white) makes me think that it's a pullet. In the 1st 6-week-old picture, the definite roo in the back has way larger white bars.
  7. High Altitude Chickens

    High Altitude Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    Interesting, 5 weeks ago everyone thought he/she was a pullet! Anyone else have any thoughts?
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Well, the funny thing is, her comb and wattles (or is that waddles) is pretty large, but she has the coloring of a hen. I thought the males were lighter. I still vote hen.
  9. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    I think it's a rooster. I raised one like that. Was sure it was a hen for weeks and weeks, until he crowed. Came from Welp hatchery I think.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The last one, the one in question, right? That's a cockerel. At 11 weeks, coloring, comb/wattles, tail set and stance all say male. Some boys are just a bit slower to develop than others. I had a cockerel-colored pullet, but her comb was much, much smaller at 11 weeks old than your guy's.

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