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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:47 pm 
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Please tell me its a hen... She (hopefully) is now 13 weeks old. I got her from a breeder and he told me there combs and wattles grow quickly. All help will be appreciated :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:33 pm 
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looks like a hen at moment but I am not familiar t all with the development of this breed :(

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:38 am 
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If it is only 13 weeks old I hate to tell you that's a boy .....my girls do not get that big and red in their combs until closer to 20-24 weeks....at what age did you get him because by 5-6 weeks you can usually sex them on comb and wattle growth alone.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:41 am 
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I posted to another forum on backyard chickens and they all say it's a hen. She isn't aggresive at all and she is really friendly. She's a blue tailed white. I really hope it's a hen. I've asked several breeders too and they said it's a hen and that she's just grown quickly.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:06 pm 
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Sorry to go against the flow but I have to agree with Pam, it's a cockerel.
As a breed specialist of many years she is the one who knows.
As a pullet it has way to much comb and wattle at this age.
If you still are not sure the saddle hackles will tell you definitely.
By this age even on a white fowl the saddle hackle will be pointed and have a shiny satin edge to the feather when examined closely in good sunlight.
The neck hackle will also be pointed in contrast to female feathers which are spatula shaped or shaped like the end of your thumb all over it's body.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:35 am 
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I think you have been misled.....It is not a blue tailed white, all tail feathers should be blue edged with white and the wing primaries should also be blue. It may have some colour but certainly not enough to be a blue tailed white.

As pointed out I have been breeding Japanese for nearly 30 years , despite what others have said , in my opinion.... that is a boy , if you look closely you can see some pointed saddle feathers besides the advanced redness and size of the head gear.

Personality , lack of aggression etc is not indicative of gender and Japanese males when handles are the sweetest little fellas.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:09 pm 
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If it is a rooster! When will it start crowing?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:15 pm 
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Soon, if it is not already crowing. First crows can be sporadic and squeaky so you might easily miss them.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:29 am 
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Here are some updated pics


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