What about Cleo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by coloradowildflower, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. coloradowildflower

    coloradowildflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Buff Brahma LF. They are 16 weeks old today. All three have very little comb/wattle development, are friendly but not aggressive, and would seem to be girls. However, Cleo here feathered out a little differently than the others, so she's got me worried she may surprise me by being a rooster. She is slightly less "fluffy" on her back than the other two, and her tail is sort of shaped a little differently, but I was hoping that was just normal variation among birds. What do you all think? Can I stop worrying or could she still turn out to be a he? Any specifics that lead you to believe one or the other?

    Here are four shots of Cleo:

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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hen. i think you'd be hearing crowing by now if she was a cockeral. is she the dominant chicken in that coop? dominant hens sometimes develop roo-like qualities, even roo-ish feathering!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's a beautiful pullet.
     
  4. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Girly girl [​IMG]
     
  5. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    That is a hen, for sure [​IMG]
     
  6. coloradowildflower

    coloradowildflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray! I just re-homed our ee who turned out to be a roo [​IMG] , so I'm extra happy that she is, in fact, a she! Thank you all for your input!!!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Pullet!
     
  8. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Quote:I know what you mean by roo-ish feathering. I had a couple that had a few curly tail feathers. Really had me worried as I had 11 roos out of 24 in that hatch. Good luck with your girl.
     

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