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Sexing Pullets and cockerels.

By sassysarah123 · Jun 7, 2017 · Updated Jun 18, 2017 ·
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    Hi!
    I always see threads of people asking if they have a pullet or a cockerel, so I thought I would start an article on how to tell if you have a pullet or a cockerel. Here is a very helpful pic.
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    Barred Rock.
    Pullet on left with smaller comb and darker color. Cockeral on the right, with more white than pullet, and larger comb and wattles.
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    Mostly what you would look at are the comb and wattles. The comb on a cockerel are always much larger and more pinkish red than a pullets. A pullet has a small comb mostly, Unless the breed has a super large comb, like leghorns for example. Also a pullets comb is a orange color unlike cockerels. Mostly pullets and cockerels are the same color, so you can't really go off that. Sexlinks are different colors though.

    Red stars links you can sex at hatch.
    Females are red, males are white. thumb_large_popup_2169.jpg
    The yellowish white chicks are males, the red chicks are females.

    Buff Orpington Pullet. Small comb, no sign of red in comb. 700W7XUROCB.jpg
    Buff Orpington cockerel. Large comb, Pinkish red comb.
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    Wing sexing one day old chicks. 927109899d7793ee2d1bf6318882ea12.jpg This is really the only way to sex one day old chicks.


    This is a RIR cockerel.
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    This is a RIR pullet.
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    Also her is a very helpful video!

    ENJOY!

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