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What do we think now?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shamrockmommy, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. shamrockmommy

    shamrockmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictured last week at 11 weeks old.
    Speckled Sussex boy or girl? If not a pullet, I hope puberty isn't going to turn him into a mean rooster. He's incredibly sweet right now. No crowing, wing flapping or strutting right now at age 12 weeks
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    That definitely looks like a cockerel. He's a bit too young to have the male specific feathers yet, though. Pullets don't start to turn red in the comb until about 14 to 16 weeks old. He looks like he's been pretty red for a while now.
     
  3. shamrockmommy

    shamrockmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure I agree with you. I keep holding out hope. I really dislike roosters :(

    His comb will fade to light pink when he's just relaxing on the roost, though, which confuses me even further. Was supposed to be sexed as pullet by Meyer (MyPetChicken).

    When do they start to crow and strut and mate?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Most boys start to act like teenagers full of raging hormones somewhere between 14 and 25 weeks old.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Agree
     
  9. shamrockmommy

    shamrockmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blah. I have a sad. Will have to see how he behaves. Thanks guys!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome, and I'm sorry we had to be the bearer of bad news. :eek:(
     
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