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Will a partridge colour always show sex if not up to standard?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by appps, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. appps

    appps Crowing

    Aug 29, 2012
    Hope that made sense :)

    I had a 3 month old which was originally guessed as rooster but then I discovered it was a partridge colour though not good quality and so the fact it had no red at all on shoulders etc got me hen comments.

    Yesterday we were in the kitchen when this commotion started outside and twice in the middle of all the clucking was a strangled sounding crow.

    I'm now rethinking sex again :)

    Trouble is don't know for sure which one made all the noise but narrowed it down to two including this one.

    So if there is partridge colour will it always have the male colouring?

    I'll add a photo when I'm not on my phone but its the one in my gallery in the curly and straight version photo
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012

  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    yes. pics would help
  3. Shortstuff112

    Shortstuff112 Chirping

    Sep 9, 2012
    I have never heard of any breed that you can distinguish sex by colour, espesial not the partrige. does the partrige have shiny little feathers? or big tail feathers? small vent? the best way to determine if its a roo is to just isolate it and see if it crows
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    You actually can tell lots of genders by color once they fully feather. Black breasted reds, partridge, pure bred barred birds, speckled sussex and laced birds you can usually tell the gender by how the coloring comes in. A solid black breast on a multi-colored bird means male, red on the wings means male, lighter barring means male, white chest on the speckled means male, extra white on the shoulders of a silver laced bird means male, etc.
  5. Shortstuff112

    Shortstuff112 Chirping

    Sep 9, 2012
    Oh i didnt know that! thank you for telling me that! I will use that knowlege for future referance

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