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7-week-old BAs, SLWs, EEs, WR - pullets or cockerels?

post #1 of 8
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I have some 7-week-old chicks that I ordered from Hoover's hatchery in June. They were all supposed to be pullets, but I know that they can only guarantee about 90% accuracy, and I'm worried I might have gotten a couple of roos in the bunch. I want to make sure I know what I have before I sell some next week so I don't accidentally give someone a roo who's hoping for eggs!

 

Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!

 

There are 3 BA's, 2 EEs, 2 SLWs, and 1 WR. 1 of the BAs I'm almost certain is a pullet, but I included her to compare against the other two.

 

Australorp #1 (I'm pretty sure pullet)

AppleMark


BA #2

 

 

BA #3

 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte #1 (I think pullet, but wanted a second opinion)

 

 

 

SLW #2 (I think pullet, but wanted a second opinion)

 

 

Easter Egger #1 (her color and feathering seem all pullet to me, but her comb is a little big)

 

AppleMark

 

Easter Egger #2 (tiny; slow to feather; possibly suspicious tail and coloring; but very small comb...??)

 

 

AppleMark

Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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post #2 of 8

They are beautiful birds!

 

I agree with everything you were saying. The shape of the tails and brightness of the combs seems to point to roo in some, however, the rest of their body, coloration, ect seems to point towards a pullet.

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by GitaBooks View Post
 

They are beautiful birds!

 

I agree with everything you were saying. The shape of the tails and brightness of the combs seems to point to roo in some, however, the rest of their body, coloration, ect seems to point towards a pullet.


Thank you! So you think probably pullet for all of them?

Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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post #4 of 8

Yeah, they are probably all pullets. :)

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Good! Even BA #3? If it was another breed, I'd be especially concerned that it might be a cockerel, but I've seen that Australorp cockerels usually have even bigger, redder combs by this age?

Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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post #6 of 8

they all like like pullets to me. sometimes the combs develop a tad bit faster, but if its a pullet the others will soon catchup to it and look the same. 

post #7 of 8
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Thank you everyone! Just to let you all know, all of these ended up pullets (I can't 100% confirm BA#1 since I sold her, but as she looked the most pullety at this age, I'm fairly certain she was a pullet, too). And EE#2 is still the smallest (and cutest) hen in my flock. :)

Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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Feeding chickens, training dogs, missing my Ancona ducks....

The Dog and Cat: Boaz (lab), Pumpkin (barncat)

The Hens: Celia (RSL), Elsa (WR), Freckles (BR), Georgia (EE),

Ginny (RSL), Goldie (BO), Mellon (SLW), SLW #2, Toph (BA), Toph's Sister (BA)

The Chicks: 3 RSL, 3 BO, 2 BR, 1 EE, 1 SS, 1 Welsummer

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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post #8 of 8

I'm glad everything seems to have worked out. :)

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