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This would throw the sex checker off...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JenO, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. JenO

    JenO Out Of The Brooder

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  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Thats so cool! I wonder if she/he would have laid eggs?
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Here is one of mine.

    Notice the different colored legs...

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  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Is he half boy half gal?
     
  5. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    WOW [​IMG] Thanks for sharing that. I actually wondered it that was possible. I've had a few that I thought where roos and turned out to lay eggs but would also fight with roosters. Then I had one I thought was a girl till it growed. He still has a small comb and waddles. Those 2 hens actually laid eggs but where not fertile. One had a very large comb and she is a RIR. It actually flopped over and she has waddles larger than the others. I'm sure it's a she because I removed the rooster and there where only 8 hens and I would get 8 eggs a day and I saw her sitting on the nest. Definatel a girl but other than the longer feathers and spurs she looks male. She's bites too.
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    That is fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I had one, too. I was processing extra roos and encountered one testes and one ovary, which varies from the story. They both looked normal.
    Wish I had suspected something like this before processing.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Interesting how their example was a Sex-Link.

    We actually have a few owners of gynandromorph chickens on BYC here. [​IMG]

    Someone even had a half frizzle, half smooth; have golden, have silver; half booted, half clean shanked; half bearded and muffed, half clean faced; half single combed, half pea combed Rooster here. He was AWESOME.
     
  9. buttergirl12

    buttergirl12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, that is so interesting. Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    So I'm looking at that pic and I don't see the hen qualities? I see the different colors, but aren't there hackle and saddle feathers on both sides?

    Illia, I remember that roo, he was too freaky! Would have been way cool to see him in person.
     

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