Farm supply store. I have no idea which hatchery they pull from.
I'm guessing at the 4-5 weeks. I picked up some birds from the pullet bins 3.5 weeks ago. This one was mostly fluffy down with the wings coming in. I can't keep him if it's a boy. City requires us to be on 1/2 acre or larger to own a rooster and we are on .40 . This bird is so super sweet I'm really sad about it. I am lucky that the farm supply will take him back and try to re-home him - I just shouldn't let myself get attached so quickly.
Ok - So there are a couple cockerel votes and a pullet vote. As I am trying to learn more about the breed, I understand they develop differently. Besides the pink larger waddles and comb (which in other birds I've had was immediate give away), what else says "Cockerel" to you? Or 1TurkenLover, what says "Pullet". The only thing that I was clinging to as "pullet" was that the tail was growing in the same as the other ladies - where other cockerels I've had seemed to not grow their tail feathers for awhile. Again, I don't know how these guys develop and that's what I am trying to learn. I've tried to research and there is not as much info as I'd like.
Thank you guys for taking the time to answer thus far - and for dashing my hopes.
Don't give up yet, maybe it will be a pullet, and you have time. But I would prepare yourself in case it's not. I have gotten to where I don't let myself get attached to ANY boys - I can have roosters, but one cannot keep them all as they start fighting, and eventually most are culled, processed, and put into the freezer. While this is part of my chicken keeping goals (meat), it certainly is hard to cull a chicken that has a name...
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