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Cockerel or Pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gtaylor82, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. gtaylor82

    gtaylor82 New Egg

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    New to chicken...We bought 3 Ameraucana pullets that are now 6 months old and the red one has started crowing and we are curious about the black one since it is similar in size and features.
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    All 3 of those birds look like cockerels to me.
     
  3. gtaylor82

    gtaylor82 New Egg

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    Thanks, that's what we were afraid of so I guess we now have three birds for sale.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Three cockerels. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Three Easter Egger cockerels.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  8. gtaylor82

    gtaylor82 New Egg

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    That's for all the replies...next question; how do I tell the difference at this age (4-6 months)? I know the curved tail feathers are one however the white speckled bird does not have the long curved tail feathers or have they just not developed yet?
     
  9. gtaylor82

    gtaylor82 New Egg

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    I meant Thanks!
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Males are usually bright pink in the combs by 10 weeks old. Pullets don't even begin to start to pink up until about 14 weeks old. By about 8 weeks old, red/gold-base color males already have 'rooster' red coming in on the shoulders/wing area. By about 14 to 16 weeks old; the long, thin, pointed male feathering is usually very visible. The hackle/neck feathers begin to take on a distinctly 'Fabio' type look. The saddleback feathers are long, very thin, and taper to a point.
     

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