15 week old - cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wizardmt70, May 30, 2016.

  1. wizardmt70

    wizardmt70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Need a little help with this one please
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  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because of the long tail feathers, my vote is cockerel.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    At 15 weeks, maturing rooster.

    Bright red, fleshy comb, and the beginnings of a sickle tail feather (albeit some pullets get funky tail feathers during a juvenile molt, I think this looks roo-ish).

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  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a rooster.
     
  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update on your chicken?:D
     
  6. wizardmt70

    wizardmt70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Honestly we are now at 22 weeks and I still can't tell. He/she does not exhibit any roo behavior but it's almost twice as big as the other hens (different breeds) we got at the same time. Our first rooster was trying to crow at 15 weeks and this one hasn't issued a peep that I've heard. There are no Spurs yet and the long curved tail feathers aren't there. We are still hoping for a hen. Here are the latest photos.
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  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Look at the pictures in the the link below. Now compare those to the hackle and saddle feathers on your bird. I see another rooster in your pictures which causes me to wonder if the one in question is a subordinate bird and that's why he's not crowing or showing any rooster behavior. He's either comfortable with his place in life, or not mature enough to challenge the alpha bird yet. Or has challenged and lost.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1121810/how-can-i-tell-if-my-chicken-is-a-rooster-or-not
     
  8. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :goodpost: that is so true. I'm sticking with rooster all the way.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    look at his thick legs - of course Brahmas are big and need strong legs - oh I want to say rooster but, think pullet - still undecided
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Clearer pictures of hackle and saddle feathers would help. This is a tough one. I'm questioning if this bird is even a Brahma since it doesn't have feathers on its legs or feet.
     

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