To keep or not to keep?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by QuailQT, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. QuailQT

    QuailQT Songster

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    I have to reduce my flock and I love my Campine cross (?) hen below. Her eggs have a very nice oval shape and are quite different from the other hen's eggs that I get. Anyway, here is a picture of her. [​IMG]

    I only ended up with one chick out of the eggs that I hatched from her. I would like to keep it if it's a pullet, but I just can't tell for sure! The saddle feathers are looking a bit pointy to me. [​IMG] I would just like some opinions. Here are some pictures.
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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

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    Rooster
     
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    rooster [​IMG]
     
  4. QuailQT

    QuailQT Songster

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    Afraid of that! What other indicators were there besides the pointy saddle feathers? I just couldn't tell!
    What a bummer!
     
  5. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Songster

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    besides the feather tell tales, my opinion is that the mens have the stern look int eh face, and my roosters have all had that curvy growing comb thing happening....means the comb willbe large.

    And FYI, it was the same on my leghorns. the males comb curved and the girls' didnt.
     

  6. TheMainException

    TheMainException Songster

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    Roos will also have thicker legs, but that's not always a dead give away.
     
  7. QuailQT

    QuailQT Songster

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    Forgot about the leg thing too.
    Darn, darn, darn.... I was so hoping I was wrong and it would be a hen! Thanks a bunch everyone!
     
  8. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    Total roo...hope you decide to keep him. It looks like he is going to be a very interesting looking bird when he matures.
     
  9. BekahBear

    BekahBear Songster

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    very pretty but definitely a roo. just look at those saddle feathers
     

  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Most definitely a roo, but I think he's a downright gorgeous fellow (what unique coloring!) and will produce some interesting chicks when he grows up! I hope you decide to keep him regardless. [​IMG]
     

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