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#1 2012-07-15 20:22:51

poplar girl
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Sexing Young Spitz

So would it be right to say this is probably a young rooster:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/860cd67f.jpg

And this a pullet:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/b046859f.jpg

If so I have two pullets and a rooster =D
Or is it too soon to be sure?


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#2 2012-07-15 22:33:16

appway
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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

I have not had Spitz for years now but I am thinking that you are right the first is a cockerel and the second is a Pullet

Loved them when I had them they were the best yard chickens and looked great running around

How old are they

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#3 2012-07-15 23:00:07

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

Looks about right PG but gubi would be the best person to confirm that for you :thumbs:

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#4 2012-07-16 00:11:00

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

I think so.  The easiest way to tell is by looking at their horns.  red horns = rooster.  You even got them to pose the excact same way. :thumbsup:


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#5 2012-07-16 11:31:40

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

These red horns, that is part of the comb? So I would have to catch the little begars and check inside the feather poof?


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#6 2012-07-16 13:13:55

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

They have two horns instead of a comb.  On the cockerels you can usually see them shining through the "poof".  Do you have a whole body shot of them that makes it easier to see too.  I'm not 100% sure the first one is a cockerel but the red waddles make me think that he is?


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#7 2012-07-16 13:45:46

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

What colour egg do they lay? They sure are cute!!

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#8 2012-07-16 18:24:38

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

white


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#9 2012-07-16 18:36:40

Susan
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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

Ooh! I need white layers! PG, do you have any extras for me??:please:

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#10 2012-07-16 23:40:59

poplar girl
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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

I am short white layers too Susan. I found Isabella dorking dead in the coop last night. She was perfectly healthy, laying eggs and then just dead :( I was so very sad to loose her.

One of the Spitz spars with the other roosters so I am quite certain one is a boy, just hoping the other two are pullets.  I will check for red horns when I get a chance.


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#11 2012-07-24 00:46:32

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

Well the little spitz I believe to be a rooster definately has red horns.

One of my friends is a graphic artist, she spent some of the weekend at our place while her husband helped us build the barn. She fell in love with the spitz so did a few rough sketches and took lots of photos so she can later draw or paint them. My little spitz rooster stuck his head through the chain fence and pushed back his head feathers and she said he definately has little red horns!

Here is a picture of sketch she gave me, it does not do her work justice, even her quick sketches bring the birds to life. I am thinking I might need to commission some chicken art.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/42c75fdb.jpg


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#12 2012-07-24 01:15:47

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

Wow very nice.  Yes he's definitely a rooster.


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#13 2012-07-24 01:29:45

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

She's really talented! :love: :thumbs:

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#14 2012-07-24 01:34:04

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

Love the picture, she is talented for sure.  I have been trying to find someone to do a few chickens pictures for me but haven't found anyone yet.  Should just try my hand at it again, I used to be good at art but have been away from it a loooong time.

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#15 2012-07-24 14:15:10

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Re: Sexing Young Spitz

Beautiful birds and art work! I think you are right, I see those little wattles on the first one!

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