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 Post subject: Sexing rescues
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:26 pm 
Dapper Duck
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hi, these 2 were rescued as chicks. I'm just curious as to what sex they may be. Or breed even! The black one is 5-6 weeks now and I'm thinking possible rooster. The other is now 10-11 weeks and I'm hoping I can safely say this one is a hen.

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 Post subject: Re: Sexing rescues
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:03 pm 
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Yes the red wattles on the black one are a give-away that he is a cockerel. The other one may also be a male. Look for signs of pointy feathers around the neck, tail hangers and reddening of comb &wattles - or absence thereof. A full body photo of just that bird might tell us more. We can't see its whole tail or natural stance in the posted photo. It's probably safe to say they are crossbreeds.

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