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post #41 of 47
Pullet- seems docile and sweet. At over 4 months old you should have already seen some rooster signs. Not even a small challenge? That big and bottome of the pack? Those beautiful girly eyes? Yep, pullet. Great frizzling effect with the colors too!
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by buckabucka View Post

So glad this bird is looking like a pullet! I saw it long ago on the OE thread.

So I'm wondering, since humans are sometimes (albeit rarely) born with an indeterminate sex, can this happen with chickens?


Chickens have been known to change sex, and some hens crow, but I'm not sure if they ever are really intermediate sex.

Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

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Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

Breeding Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Easter eggers, Olive eggers, and Black sex links, and Buff Orpingtons.

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post #43 of 47
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Drum roll . . . . . . . . . . 

 

 

Its a Boy!!!   My BF woke me up at 5 am this morning saying he heard a weird noise outside, kind of like a woman screaming.  I hopped out of bed and ran barefoot to the coop.  Well sure enough these were Bubba's first crowing attempts.  I sure hope he gets to his rooster business soon so I can hatch some of his babies before I have to find him a new home.  

 

Thanks for all the input everyone!  20 weeks and we finally have our answer :)

post #44 of 47

The mystery is solved!!!  To keep from disturbing the neighbors (and ourselves) we kept our cockerel in a dark garage overnight and put him out during the day until we found a home for him.  I wasn't too worried about the few daytime crows, but the 4:30 am crowing was a bit hard to take.

 

Since it's taken Bubba this long to crow, it may take a while before he starts noticing girls.  Late bloomer. big_smile.png

A mind is like a door.  Keep it open and something might get in.

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A mind is like a door.  Keep it open and something might get in.

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post #45 of 47

WOW! That's surprising!!! Well, if he's crowing, he's probably mating. Hope you get you chicks!

Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

Breeding Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Easter eggers, Olive eggers, and Black sex links, and Buff Orpingtons.

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Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a persons a person, no matter how small.

            Theodor Suess

Breeding Ameraucanas, Black Copper Marans, Easter eggers, Olive eggers, and Black sex links, and Buff Orpingtons.

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post #46 of 47

I agree, its a pullet

post #47 of 47

I just read this thread and am dying to know what happened to Bubba?  He was a Beaut!

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