Wait, are those... pointed HACKLES and SADDLES?!?! Pictures

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

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    This one has been very hard to tell if it is a dude or a lady since the very beginning. Today, she/he was out in the bright sun and I thought I saw some hackles. [​IMG] Our Buff Roo has been running her/him away from the food at feeding time as well. She looked like a she until recently, but now I'm thinking she is a HE!

    What do you think?

    EDA Additional info:
    Hatched late June, 2010
    ~6 months old
    Black Orpington

    "Votes" as of 5 pm 12/8:
    Pullet - 10
    Cockerel - 6
    Several Undecided (like me!)


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    Pictures of her/him from the past:
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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    The hackle feathers are on the neck:

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    I can't make out the ones on yours to tell clearly. How old is the bird?
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  4. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look like sickle feathers to me, but you'd better wait for somebody with a little more experience in this [​IMG]
     
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    being 6 months old Im gonna say girl. I think that if she was a he the tail ans saddle would be longer also the comb and wattles dont look big enough. Are you sure she isnt laying somewhere else?
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yeah, "her" vent is about the size of a dime.
     
  7. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    green, I see where you are looking and in that first shot, I see it too. The hackles do look a tad boyish, but nothing else about this bird points to roo. Hmmm. Is it an Australorp? I think you have a pullet there though, even with the boyish neck collar [​IMG]
     
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I dont see a single saddle feather, and her legs are pretty thin. I say girl.
     
  9. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    its a girl if she is 6 months old.sometimes the true older, bigger breeds take awhile to mature.i have 8month old reds who are just now thinking about laying.
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Well, hopefully y'all are right and she is a she. [​IMG]

    She's been harder to sex than silkies!
     

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