What gender is my plymoth rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Angel_Feather, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Angel_Feather

    Angel_Feather Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell me what gender this plymoth rock is? (not the rhode islands or the ameracauns, just the plymoth)
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How old? Can you get a good pic of the head/neck area, and also the tail?
     
  3. Angel_Feather

    Angel_Feather Out Of The Brooder

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    I cant right now. My cam is missing. But I'll try to give you a thorough description.

    It has a bit of shiny green tail feathers like a cock, but they are rounded, like a hen.
    It has a small comb and wattle, like a hen, but then again, it's pretty young.
    It has a plain neck...nothing really special about it.
     
  4. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

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    I'm going to guess female. She looks a little too dark to be a male.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    From what I can see in the pic, the comb would indicate hen, but the reason I asked about age is that can make a difference. A large comb on a 6-week-old would indicate rooster. The same size comb on a 16-week-old would more likely be a hen. A comb that stays yellow/pink indicates hen. A comb that reddens early indicates roo. The other indicators are the hackle (neck) feathers. They will be more pointy on a boy and rounded on a girl. Also, the feathers right before the tail (saddle feathers) will grow long on a rooster. The tail itself is another indicator. Roosters will grow a longer tail with some rather curved feathers, while pullets tail feathers will stay shorter and not curved.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Looks like a pullet to me because of her color, size of comb and I dont see any pointed tail feathers.
     
  7. Chickenfur

    Chickenfur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?
     

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