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It will be clear in very short time. I read that the woddles will be pink if a hen and red if its a rooster right?
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Do you have any good shots of his/her hackle and saddle feathers and his/her legs, a little closer than that? I know no one else agrees with me, but I will need a reason to believe it's a pullet! :)

Even if this bird were male, it's way too young to have pointed sex feathers. Those don't come in until around ten weeks at the early end. 

 

agree with keesmom on breeds and genders. 

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post #23 of 26
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Do you have any good shots of his/her hackle and saddle feathers and his/her legs, a little closer than that? I know no one else agrees with me, but I will need a reason to believe it's a pullet! :)

Male specific feathering does not typically begin to develop until about 10 weeks, and then can take several more weeks to be visible.

 

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I got them from an unsexed group mixed. The two of them drop their feet down when you get them picked up and they have bumps on their feet which tells me they might be roosters since it shows possible spur development on two of them.

Both genders have spur buds. It's not a gender indicator.

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best picture I could get of him they are hard to hatch with that wite mounted on their about to build a coop today to move them into.

Indicators for this chick being a pullet: comb- flat, and not even a hint of red yet. 

          Coloring- Silver Laced cockerels tend to have white patches on the wing/shoulder. The chick in question has pretty uniform coloring/patterning.

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3x PULLET to me

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Indicators for this chick being a pullet: comb- flat, and not even a hint of red yet. 

          Coloring- Silver Laced cockerels tend to have white patches on the wing/shoulder. The chick in question has pretty uniform coloring/patterning.

That's right, the comb on a pullet is pink, but depending on what kind of comb the rooster has, the comb may be flat on a rooster as well. My rooster, when he was little, had such a small comb that it looked like a red dot on his head. I just looked at the first picture and the comb is indeed pink.

You're right about the uniform coloring, too. I forgot about that.

I guess that it's a pullet then. If I were you , though, I would still wait till it gets a little older just to make sure! :) 

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