what gender is this? (buckeye with yellow tag)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaylanoto, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. kaylanoto

    kaylanoto Out Of The Brooder

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  2. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say hen. Lacks prominent comb and wattles that roosters should have by that age.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Buckeyes are notoriously difficult to sex *(even among Buckeye owners) which is why you aren't getting many replies. Comb size is just not a good indicator with them, but this ones comb appears to me to be pretty red and it appears to have some pointed sickle feathers coming in so I'm leaning toward a cockerel on this one. If it lays an egg later, you'll know I was wrong. :eek:) I hope for your sake I am wrong.
     
  4. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, as I look closer I see the sickle feathers as well... Hoping its a hen but the more I look at it the more it looks like a guy....
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    It's a young cockerel, Sickle feathers and the black feathers in the upper wing and back is a good indicator.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel. I can see the saddle feathers coming in near the tail.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel, but I could be wrong.
     

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