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Help me I know I've been lied to can someone please tell me what sex is my pullets

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female
female
male
male? this one is hard to tell, could be a female
female
male
female
female
female
female
female
female?
could be male
male
male
female?
female
female
female
both females? can't really tell

 

hope this helps some :)

17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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Any of the birds with red single combs at this age are male which would be cockerels not pullets. Those first few Turkens are cockerels. Red combs not orange. Orange and pink hue are not red color.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Once the birds who have a standard neck hackle get in all their feathers, you can tell by the shape of the neck hackle. A bird with neck hackle feathers which are pointed at the ends is a male. A bird with neck hackle feathers which are rounded at the ends is a female.

 Best,

 Karen

 Here's a great website:  http://forum.thepoultrysite.com/discussion/8249/sexing-chicks

 all kinds of ways to sex chicks. Oh and when they use the word "torch", they mean a flashlight. , smile. It's a British thing. I  gave some birds to an old time farmer this Fall. Some were chicks. he sat down on a bench and had me get him a string and a metal nut. Then he held it over the birds head and son of a gun, the rotated just like the method at the above website under 'Wives Tales". He got the sex right 100% of the time! I know because the chicks could also be feather sexed with 100% accuracy. But he wasn't interested in that. he was using the old time way.


Edited by 3riverschick - 11/5/15 at 7:32am

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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