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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

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    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):
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    At 3 weeks old:
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    At 6 weeks old (the one in the back is a roo for sure and same age as Sue Ellen in front):
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    At 11 weeks old:
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    Any thoughts on gender? No roo behaviors, no crowing or spur growth.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. High Altitude Chickens

    High Altitude Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
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  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a boy
     
  5. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it is a roo [​IMG]
     
  6. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    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

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    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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