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white phoenix hen? ---> rooster.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OstaraGypsy, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. OstaraGypsy

    OstaraGypsy Out Of The Brooder

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    is this a phoenix hen?

    i once had a silver phoenix hen (Lacey, r.i.p.) and this bird kind of reminds me of her, about the same size, except all white --- this bird is mature i am pretty sure, and seems to have the same shape, but i still have MUCH to learn about chicken ID (lol) she is about 1/2 the size of my other mature birds (australorps, orpingtons, barred rock)

    thank you!
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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phoenix has slate legs.This can be Leghorn.Rock or Rhode Island White with these yelow legs
     
  3. OstaraGypsy

    OstaraGypsy Out Of The Brooder

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    so actually i think this bird is a young rooster - i will post more pics of him that are taken 1 month after the above pictures.

    pointed, shiny neck feathers that stick out in all directions when he's scared/alert means a rooster, right?
     
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  4. OstaraGypsy

    OstaraGypsy Out Of The Brooder

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    here are some pictures of this same bird about 1 month since first posting.
    note brown coloration coming in on the wings, and new neck feathers.
    rooster, right?

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  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah it's a rooster
     
  6. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    WOW [​IMG] NEVER would of thought roo with that first pic!
     
  7. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Color wise it's a very undermarked Red Pyle. It's not a Longtail, by now there would have been ample tail length.
     
  8. OstaraGypsy

    OstaraGypsy Out Of The Brooder

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    here is a picture of his "dad"

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  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a roo and the dad obviously isn't a Phoenix so the little roo couldn't possibly be one, besides, they don't look gamey like phoenix, your's look like mixes, but I do love the color of the dad.
     
  10. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would think that it a hen
    unless its going to have a
    pea comb
     

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