Are these cockerals or pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sfried098, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Sfried098

    Sfried098 Hatching

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    We have some chicks that we purchased at TSC. The ones I am worried about are the California whites. We have 4 of them and 3 seem to be growing some large combs.....largwr than the rest of my chicks. What do you all think......could these be roos?
     

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  2. Wee Timmy

    Wee Timmy Songster

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    Both of the white ones are definitely roosters.
     
  3. Sfried098

    Sfried098 Hatching

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  4. Wee Timmy

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    Sfried098 Hatching

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    Oh man! Thats what I was afraid of. These are our first chicks so i wasn't sure. We don't want any roosters. Guess I am on the hunt for a new home for them!
     
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    Clucking_Caramel Chirping

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    I agree. The white ones seem to be growing ahead of thre flock. There is a chance that it could be their breed since it is only those two, but don't quote me on that.
     
  7. Sfried098

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    The white ones are about a week younger than all the others as well. All of the sudden they just took off and are now the largest.
     
  8. Clucking_Caramel

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    Probably roos then. best of luck for you and them!
     
  9. Wee Timmy

    Wee Timmy Songster

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    I know how you feel. I had 5 silkie chicks that all turned out to be roos, I rehomed them, got 4 sultan chicks and three of THEM were roosters.
     
  10. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    If they're younger than the rest, but the same size all of a sudden, are you sure they're California Whites? TSC is notorious for having miss marked chicks. If they're growing at a faster rate than the others they may be Cornish x, a meat bird that should be culled at 8-10 weeks old.
     

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