What gender is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by billyboy123, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. billyboy123

    billyboy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a 3 month old blue jersey giant. Roo or hen?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Sorry, hard to tell by this photo. [​IMG] I am seeing quite a large red comb though. Have to know the breed and age also. Makes a difference. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, a better picture would help. I agree it looks like it has a large red comb. I think I see some saddle feathers too. I would guess roo.
     
  5. keesmom

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    Cockerel.
     
  6. billyboy123

    billyboy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about the picture. Here's another. [​IMG]


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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

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    Head turned out blurred. The redness is saying Cockerel however don't see any saddle feathering. Another pic of the comb/wattle, neck & back by tail feathering would be help.


    Editing since after I posted, the new pics came up....I'm saying PULLET, the comb/wattle is red but I don't see any saddle & hackle feathering. I never had that breed so unsure how they "develop", others say Cockerel but unless the feathering changes, think it's a pullet.
     
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  8. Cynthia12

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    That looks like a pretty little girl! [​IMG]
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel. That much red and comb at this age are male signs. He's young yet, and Giants are slower to mature, but those hackle and saddle feathers will come.
     
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  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

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    I'm suspecting donrae is probably correct...Sorry. If you got others of the same breed/age, compare the comb/wattle coloring cause what donrae states is correct, the bigger the breed the slower they are to mature.
     

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