Alright chicken experts, I'm here with the dreaded question: is one of my girls a boy!?
I am having a ton of trouble finding pictures of pullets and roosters at the age of my girls (about 5 months), but this one's tail is just coming in...different. It seems to be curved and sparser than the others. Here are a few angles, sorry for the shadows, this little girl/guy would NOT cooperate with the camera and hold still:
No one is laying yet, I don't hear any crowing attempts, no one has fully formed combs or wattles, no sign of any spurs, so I just don't know what to think. I probably won't really know until I start seeing them lay, but just curious if you all look at this pictures and tell me it's clearly a boy.
I'm ALMOST voting roo. Am I seeing a few longish saddle feather at the base of his tail? Those curvy tail feathers are a concern and, One of the pictures show heavier and longer legs which say roo to me. We need better head and total profile shots with leg all showing.
I just took three roos to their new homes two days ago....sigh. Luckily, none will be eaten, at least not right away.
The good news is I received my NPIP certification. Now I will have to be very picky about bringing any new birds home. From other NPIP farms only. I did bring home a pretty salmon faverolle pullet. Oh, my what a pretty breed!! She is so nervous and my game hen doesn't help any with her constant attacks, the witch!
I'll try to get a photo of her, when she is not hiding :(