Are my 7 1/2 week old Pullets Roosters

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MoototheCluck88, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. MoototheCluck88

    MoototheCluck88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is our first time with chickens. How can we tell if the pullets are roosters? Here's some pics.
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    This one is really aggressive. Once our dog (in chicken friendly training) chased her/him around, and we think this may have contributed to their stubbornness. If any of them are roosters it's this one
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there. None of them look like obvious roosters to me...
    I think that it's hard to tell by demeanor. There are some pullets and hens that are quite feisty, and some cockerals and roosters that are quite mild mannered.
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  3. jammyjammy2112

    jammyjammy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you get a full body pic
     
  4. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -look like pullets to me.
     
  5. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    I see a difference in the Hackle(neck) feathers, the longer pointed feathers are "probably" cockerels, I think the one in photo #4 is male (cockerel)
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    X2 photo 4 lookks rooish. I could be wrong but that's what I think.
     
  7. MoototheCluck88

    MoototheCluck88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. others have said #4 is a pullet, but we can't be sure. I'll try to get a full body/ back photo soon
     
  8. MoototheCluck88

    MoototheCluck88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it is a roo when will it start crowing
     
  9. MoototheCluck88

    MoototheCluck88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    And how will the crowing affect my dog?
     
  10. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    they usually start crowing 3 to 6 months
    my dog does not mind crowing, she hates owls hooting, maybe she realizes that it is a predator
     

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