11-weeks - Pullets or Cockerels? (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Katydid2011, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted pictures of my eight youngest chickens at 7-weeks and the consensus was that they were all pullets. Now that it's been a month, I'm asking for your opinion again. I left out the Welsummer and one Easter Egger this time around because I'm 100% sure they're pullets. Unfortunately, I'm not at all sure about the remaining six pictured here. I want to know what you think (pullet or cockerel) and why. Thanks in advance for your informed opinion! [​IMG]

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    (left to right) Ava (SLW), Lily (EE), and Angelina (SLW) -
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    (left to right) Ava and Angelina
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    Rose
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    Ruby
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    Baby
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    (left to right) Baby (BO), Leila (EE - I'm sure she's a pullet), Ava (SLW), Angelina (SLW), and Zoe (Welsummer - I'm sure she's a pullet)
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    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like pullets to me- small combs and wattles, no noticeable pointy hackle feathers or saddle feathers. Your wyandottes do seem to have pretty big legs, but I still think they are pullets. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets because if you look at their combs and wattles see how small they are a roosters is like twice that and i'm 100% positive cause i've been doing it all twleve years of my life.
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  4. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me. Nothing is screaming roo. [​IMG]
     
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what pretty girls all of them [​IMG] [​IMG]:
     
  7. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This group has me constantly second guessing myself. The combs and wattles on the Wyandottes and Reds seem redder and more developed than what I'm used to seeing at this age and their legs seem longer and thicker, especially on Ruby, Angelina, and Baby. I say "seems" because maybe I'm just seeing what I fear instead of what's really there. [​IMG] I'm incredibly attached to this particular group and I don't want to let go of any of them.

    Here's hoping that you're all correct and none of my girls crow! [​IMG]

    If anyone else wants to weigh in, please do. I very much appreciate the input.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    all look like girls to me [​IMG]
     
  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think all girls, by this age (mine are only 14 weeks and 10 weeks), every roo was very obvious. Even the 3 EE cockerals in my group of 25 ordered pullets are obviously boy, so I go with Pullets!
     
  10. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my SLW pullets have big legs too.. looks like all pullet
     

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