Who's my baby's daddy (and mommy) ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chiknlittle, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. chiknlittle

    chiknlittle Out Of The Brooder

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    This little guy / girl came free with my order from Murray McMurray. "Flinger" will be 10 weeks old this Saturday and is a delight to have. I've been looking at chicken pics on the web, but I really have no clue. Anybody have any ideas of what Flinger might be? Also, how do you tell if it's a cockrel or pullet?

    Flinger is the brown chicken in the picture. The white chicken in the picture is Butters. After all the other jumbo cornish X rocks went into the freezer, we allowed it to live thinking it was a girl. Now we can't process him since there literally is no more room in the freezer.

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  2. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but she's very pretty. ......or he
     
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  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Looks like a Gold Laced Wyandotte to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree:)
     
  5. chiknlittle

    chiknlittle Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think it's a clucker or crower? It sure does like to sleep in the nesting boxes, but it has been known to use the roost too. [​IMG]
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    LOL....clucker or crower. That's cute. [​IMG] Once they are all bigger they will ALL sleep on the roosts.. No one should sleep in the nests at all. They are for egg laying. [​IMG] That said, however, the little one has some BIG wattles and comb (certainly if it is a rose comb like it should be...hard to tell) to be a girl. At only 10 weeks I am guessing boy.
     
  7. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep...looks just like a Golden Laced Wyandotte.
     
  8. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

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    butter may be a pullet and the other may be too a for sure way to know is to turn up there hackle feathers and see if the feathers growing in are pointed or rounded at the end if rounded pullet if pointed cockeral
     
  9. chiknlittle

    chiknlittle Out Of The Brooder

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    I like Butters. She was intended to visit the freezer like the other meat birds we had, but I had second thoughts when we ran out of freezer space. Even when she was in the brooder I wondered if she was a girl or not, and I was hoping for a girl since my husband said that it was okay to keep her if she was. She was always smaller than the others and while the boys had big combs and waddles, hers were just developing. She is so docile. When all the other chicks would run screaming, she would come up to me and let me hold her or pet her. I guess Butters has turned into a pet chicken. I just hope she's not so big that she can't squeeze into a nest when the time comes.

    Flinger has always slept in the nesting boxes since he/she wa big enough to get into them. We had 27 chickens - 26 were jumbo cornish X rocks, 1 free mystery bird (Flinger) up until last week. Floor space was at a premium since the rocks couldn't get on the roosts. Flinger learned that the nesting boxes were a less crowded place to sleep and not get pooped on. Now I guess he/she's used to it, and I'm not sure of how to break the habit.
     
  10. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
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    Judging from what I can see in the picture, you have a young crower. His comb is more elevated than girls his age would have and his wattles are more developed. Just to make sure, you can look at the feathers as Kesta suggested. With my Wyandottes this age, I can tell by the feathers growing in on the top part of the wings by the shoulder and back. If the feathers have a fringed looking edge, then it's a male. Females will have smooth, defined edges to all their feathers. Of course, you'll know for sure when the neck feathers come in...long, narrow and pointy are male, rounded are female.
     

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