barred rock, pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicknadventure, May 21, 2012.

  1. chicknadventure

    chicknadventure Songster

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    ok, so I was told this was a pullet, but then I thought it was a roo b/c the other BR I bought at the same time is now looking very different than this bird.it is about 4 months old in these pics taken today. the thing that is throwing me back to pullet is that there are no spurs, just "nubbins"
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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    That's a hen who is maturing and considered to be at the POL (point of lay). She's gearing up to lay a beautiful big brown egg for you!
     
  3. chicknadventure

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    wow! very awesome! what a surprise....she was almost dinner a few nights ago :/ I decided to check the spurs one more time....
     
  4. nurse_turtle

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    Instead of eating her for dinner, she's gonna make you some breakfast! What a deal!
     
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    PULLET Stephanie, PULLET!! Eggs on the near horizon!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Just an FYI

    Roosters don't even get spurs until they are close to a year old so you cannot go by that.
     
  7. JesseS

    JesseS In the Brooder

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    Thats definately a pullet! It looks like she's going to be laying soon. And also, rooster don't have spurs until they are about a year old.
     
  8. chicknadventure

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    Oh well. I did not realize that first took so long to develop. I guess I won't use that anymore to sex my chickens hahaha :) or I could be eating a lot of hens woops! Hubby is at lowes now to get tbe nesting box. Any suggesrio.s to teach the chickens what it is? We thought we had several months.....
     

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