can you tell on a 10 week old if it is a cockrel or a pullet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bambi, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, I have asked questions before about the barnevelder before, and now the time has come for me to decide to buy it or not. Can you tell, and what do you look for to know its true gender. I just had to get rid of a RIR roo, and I don't need to get another. Please help me if you can. Many thanks!
     
  2. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOPs forgot to add it is 9-10 wks old
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Most of the time you can tell....Post a pic if you have one. The difference should be pretty obvious on a barnvelder.

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  4. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No picture of it:( So I hope you can tell me what to took for when I go to see it. Thank you for your input
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Look for a larger, redder comb and wattles. They should already be much larger than on the females. This is going to be the easiest way to tell. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=165547 here is a link to a 6 week old cockeral and you can see it can be obvious the redness and largeness of the comb.
     
  6. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, TriciaHowe, for the great help:)
     

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