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post #11 of 18
It is DEFINITELY a cockerel based on comb size alone and he has cockerel-style barring. Hatcheries sexing rates are usually around 90-95%, so it is fairly common to get missexed cockerels. sad.png
1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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post #12 of 18

It is possible for there to be some variation among pullets when it comes to how light or dark they are, but your little boy is way too light to be 'light' pullet. He just has way more white than a pullet ever will. That and his come is already starting to turn red. Pullets do not start turn red in the comb until after 14 weeks old.

 

Here is an example of a 'lighter' pullet and really dark pullet at about 10 weeks old.

post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rhodebar Lover View Post

It is DEFINITELY a cockerel based on comb size alone and he has cockerel-style barring. Hatcheries sexing rates are usually around 90-95%, so it is fairly common to get missexed cockerels. sad.png

This location wasn't a hatchery but a grower buying from a hatchery. She said she received 3 males in the batch if I remember right, but she said she's sure they were females she gave me or she would fly me a female. I bought them at 3+ months old.
Edited by woodnt - 9/30/15 at 7:36pm
post #14 of 18

Those are not 3 month old chicks. They look more like they are 6 to 8 weeks.

post #15 of 18
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Edited by woodnt - 9/30/15 at 7:35pm
post #16 of 18
No way those are 3 months old. The seller might be onfused or in denial. My australorp male rooster was so much taller and bigger than other girls by 6 weeks, so if that light one is a male it's very underdeveloped for a 3 months old. Check out my pics under the threadhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/t/783489/hi-from-east-tennessee-mom-of-4-weeks-old-black-australorp#post_14938342
Edited by bluema - 9/30/15 at 8:14pm
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rhodebar Lover View Post

It is DEFINITELY a cockerel based on comb size alone and he has cockerel-style barring.


X2 on the above; it's a cockerel for sure. Your seller is the one who is giving bad information. :o{

post #18 of 18
The loner is a cockerel (The first one near the corner)
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