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Three week old comet, hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cherylita, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. cherylita

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    If it is definitely a comet it is a pullet as they feather in brown with white and cockerels feather in white with small areas of red (wingbows, etc) that is the beauty of comets, they are "sex linked" and can be sexed with 100% accuracy at hatch by color. That being said, this chick appears to have had awfully white down was it at all reddish over the back/body when it was still downy (this is why I said if it is a comet)?
     
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    Also, meant to add - welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined us!
     
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    Thank you.I'm 40 and new to chickensee, and really enjoying them so far. Yes, a comet. I got 2 comets and 2 buffs. Did I mix up the two? Thanks for your help.
     

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