Can pullet also hump?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by riverdreamer, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. riverdreamer

    riverdreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this black coper maran supposedly a pullet couple weeks ago. I assume she is about 3 months old. She is aggressive towards my dozen other mixed assortment of pullets. This morning I found her jumping on my Americauna pullet and trying to pull hackle out. It seems like a rooster behavior.

    Can pullet also have this kind of behavior or I'm simplest duped gotten a cockerel?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is some pretty big comb and wattle there for 12 weeks old.

    I would think that is a male, sorry.
     
  3. riverdreamer

    riverdreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    One more picture for clarity. She does seems to have thicker legs than others. I was told this is Bev's line Black Copper Maran. Pullet or cockerel?
     
  4. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a rooster and that sounds like rooster behaviour that you have described. Have you heard any crowing yet?
     
  5. pipemum

    pipemum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure that is a rooster. I don't think pullets get the red in their shoulders/wings like that.
     
  6. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my (limited) experience raising day old Blue and Black Copper Marans, it has always been pretty obvious by 3-4 weeks which were girls and boys, combs always larger and redder in the boys fairly early on--at that age I'd agree, you got duped, he's a he!
    (although it is not unusual for a hen to take over the dominant traits of a rooster if there isn't one there to begin with, including the jumping of the other girls, more as a dominance thing though, not a reproduction thing...but at such I young age as yours I'd definitely say it's true testosterone at work[​IMG])
     
  7. Eggsalad

    Eggsalad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty sure that is a male, females tend to not have near that much color either. Too bad, going to be a pretty boy though!
     

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