Am I right... cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by swampcat, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The following guys are 4-5 weeks old and EE's.

    This is Pumpkin. S/he has always had me flipflopping back and forth as to what his/her gender is. Now that s/he is around 5 weeks, I've noticed that the comb is starting to swell and turn pinkish. So I'm thinking cockerel. Your thoughts?

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    And this little dude (black/white one), I've had a feeling since he was a chick that he was a cockerel. His name is Rooie. Am I right? (Sorry about not having a pic of his back, but the little bugger dove into the poison ivy and I wasn't about to follow him.) His wings are white and black with a smidgen of chestnut lacing.

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    And this little guy I thought was a pullet. S/he had a look-alike and we could never tell the two of them apart, so we called them Thing 1 and Thing 2. The past couple days I've noticed this one's comb starting to widen and become more pronounced than the twin. So is Thing One a cockerel?

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    If I am right, that means I'll have 6 pullets and 3 cockerels. What are the odds the 3 will get along when they are bigger? Or am I likely looking at chicken pot pie a la roo? [​IMG]
     
  2. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pumpkin still looks pullet to me
     
  3. Happy Chooks

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  4. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 4-5 weeks, I think it's still too early for anyone other than a qualified chicken sexer to make a good guess.
     
  5. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My thoughts exactly! She will be beautiful too!
     
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  6. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I hope Pumpkin is a pullet! S/he is a little shy but is very very sweet and will jump for treats [​IMG]
     

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