Are these pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GroovyFarmer, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. GroovyFarmer

    GroovyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Most of my chickens are pretty obvious, but there's five chickens that have got us arguing over whether they're a boy or a girl. They're about three or four months old. I hope someone can help identify them from these pictures, which are unfortunately a bit low in quality. If you need better ones, please let me know.

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    Chicken #1 is probably a cockerel, but I'd just like to make sure. It has some lovely metallic green tail feathers and bumps of what I assume to be spurs coming in.

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    Is Chicken #2 Bonnie or Clyde? Its comb and wattle are smaller than the ones belonging to the cockerels I know I have, but are bigger than the ones belonging to the pullets. This one is very small and cute, so I'm hoping it's a pullet.

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    I could only get a picture of Chicken #3's head because it stuck with the other chickens. I'm not sure about this one because its comb and wattle are just as confusing as Chicken #2's.

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    Here's Chicken #4!


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    Sorry about the quality of this one, but it's the best I could get. This one really confuses me because its comb is small, like a pullet's, but its wattle is larger. If this helps, it's black with some lovely deep reddish-brown feathers all over its body and metallic green tail feathers.

    Thank you for taking the time to look at this pictures! Again, just ask if you need better ones.
     
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  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would help to know what age....
     
  3. GroovyFarmer

    GroovyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! I completely forgot to add that. I went back and edited it in. Sorry about that!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking all but the last bird are cockerels.

    But, honestly, the pictures are lacking. And pinning down age would help a lot. If those first birds are 3 months, they're cockerels. If they're 4+ months, they could possibly be pullets (some of them).

    Profile shots, in good light, of the birds standing naturally are best.
     
  5. GroovyFarmer

    GroovyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hm... I'd say three months and a half for the age. It's a shame - I really like some of those chickens.
    I will see what I can do about better pictures! I'll have to borrow a camera, but I could get it done soon-ish.
     
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  6. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 chicken looks like it has pointed saddle /tail feathers which tells of a cockerel. The others I can't tell. If you get a pic of their saddle area I might be able to tell.
     
  7. GroovyFarmer

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    I have better pictures of all the chickens except the second, who is so slippery that we couldn't manage to catch it.

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    Chicken Number One, the handsome fella.

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    Chicken Number Three.


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    Number Four.

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    Number Five.

    Special thanks to my assistant who held the chickens for me!
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pictures that show the birds standing, without hands in the way, with natural lighting are best. Hands are obscuring what needs to be seen. From what I can see, they all look male.
     
  9. GroovyFarmer

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    Unfortunately, I'm not able to get decent pictures of the birds standing. Their run is currently being worked on and they'll have to stay in the coop for a bit, where the lighting isn't so great. Thank you for taking the time to look at them!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They all look male, sorry.
     

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