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I think Skye may be a boy...

I obviously haven't read the age on the ring right because I'm sure Skye is an immature male... It's a cruddy zoomed in photo because s/he is very nervous but tell me that isn't a new ring coming in!? It wasn't there before...



Am I going crazy!?
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Hens also have a slight ring; don't get too excited about it lol.


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I swear I see Skye's eyes pinning just looking at this pic.
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SPRING! Coming soon.... I hope


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I agree, hens can has a very slight ring. But saying that sometimes males can take a really long time for their rings to come in. I had one that was supposed to be a female and I had her for over 2 years before she developed a full male ring thus proving she was actually a he.

Alex's are the same. My first two boys developed their rings at 14 months yet the offspring of one of those boys didn't develop their rings until they were nearly 4.
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I would suggest a DNA test they cost $20 and are easy to do


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Hens also have a slight ring; don't get too excited about it lol.


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I know haha, I keep Asiatics. I have an Alexandrine hen that looks like she has a beard But it's not just the faint line in the feathers it's like shadowing that has just started to come in
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I swear I see Skye's eyes pinning just looking at this pic.
They are only the slightest amount but not much! You'd know if she was. They go to next to nothing haha
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I agree, hens can has a very slight ring. But saying that sometimes males can take a really long time for their rings to come in. I had one that was supposed to be a female and I had her for over 2 years before she developed a full male ring thus proving she was actually a he.

Alex's are the same. My first two boys developed their rings at 14 months yet the offspring of one of those boys didn't develop their rings until they were nearly 4.
The hen Alexandrine I have has a beard almost but definitely a hen, she's laid haha! The thing is with asiatic hens they tend to just have a line almost, if that makes sense? Not so much shadowing. I don't think I'm explaining it well. When I got Skye she just had the line, now she's moulted there's a lot of shadowing
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I would suggest a DNA test they cost $20 and are easy to do


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Yeah I've done plenty of them. I used to use Avian Biotech for 14. If I send them overseas I can get them for 4, even better
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That is who I use as well


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^ what is that?

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