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4 week old chicks, cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jessshell, Aug 7, 2019.

Cockerel or pullets?

Poll closed Today at 2:01 PM.
  1. Both pullets

    16.7%
  2. Both cockerels

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Black one only cockerel

    50.0%
  4. Brown one only cockerel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Too early

    66.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jessshell

    jessshell Chirping

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    Hello, I have 8 chicks that are suppose to be all females, but a couple seem kind of roo like to me. Anything screaming roo? Black one is an orpington and the brown one is a partridge cochin. The cochin is taking a long time to get its feathers in compared to its siblings. They are both 4.5 weeks old. 20190807_144640.jpg 20190807_144711.jpg 20190807_143744.jpg 20190807_143731.jpg
     
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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Too young, repost pics when they're 6 - 8wks ... Cute
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    A male in your first and second picture.
     
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  4. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    I'm suspecting the same
     
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  5. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I think the black one in the first two pictures could possibly be a cockerel, but they really are still too young to tell for sure. Could you post more pictures in a few weeks? :)
     
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  6. jessshell

    jessshell Chirping

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    Yeah, I'll post more pics in a couple weeks. :)
     
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  7. jessshell

    jessshell Chirping

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    I'm not really worried about my cochin being male, the comb is still extremely small. But my black orpington and speckled sussex are the ones I'm concerned about. They are 5 weeks old right now. I'll post more pics in a couple weeks
     

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  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    The first picture a male the second picture can't tell.
     
  9. jessshell

    jessshell Chirping

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    For the people that think the black orpington is a cockerel, is it just the larger comb? I haven't noticed any red in his/her comb or wattle. Here's another pic from today, 5 weeks and 2 days old. 20190814_140532.jpg
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Look at those honking legs. Cockerel.

    This new photo shows dew laps coming in at 5 weeks of age. Cockerel.
     
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