10 BLW Chicks 6-7 Weeks - Pullet or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shanshan51, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have been trying to figure out if the thin comb or thick is pullet. Ive noticed that their comb is either small with spikes or flat with no spikes. I am hoping that the flat is a pullet because I have more of those!

    Any thoughts?

    Here you can see the flat or spiky comb that I am refering to.
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    Side view of two comb types
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    Close up
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    All of them
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  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Side view--one in the back is a roo, front is a pullet.
     
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great! I have more pullets then. I thought it might be the other way around and got nervous because we only want 1-2 roos max.
     
  5. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable reminds me of when my BLRW were babies
    Looks like at least one is a rooster.....when they are about 6-8 weeks old check out there saddle feathers....you may have to look under their wings for these pointy feathers.....pointy means they are roosters.....rounded is a hen [​IMG]

    Beautiful birds,

    LCF
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    They are so cute makes me think of my freinds BLRW
     
  7. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I am guessing by your recommendations that 3 are cockerels and the other 7 are pullets! Which if that is correct I am thrilled! I drove out to pick them up from a breeder over an hour away. He also sold me 3 americanas which are only 2-3 weeks old. Two of those are more yellow and one is more brown. Not sure what they will turn out to be in color but I am sure eager.
     
  8. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok one more question. I have noticed some of these youngsters play fighting I think. Is this normal for pullets and cockerels to do this or just cockerels?

    Also one of the ones with a flatter comb which I was thinking was a pullet was turning more red. Does this then flush my theory listed above out the window?
     

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