Cockerel or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by scottgar12, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. scottgar12

    scottgar12 Just Hatched

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    I got three chickens, two New Hampshire Red and one Black unknown breed (maybe you can tell what it is). I am told that they're 6-8 weeks old. I was wondering if they're likely cockerel or pullet?


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  2. AOASCA

    AOASCA New Egg

    It's hard to tell the gender of your New Hampshire's, but if i were to say with some certainty, I would say pullet for both. As for your unidentified Black one, it looks like a Black Ameraucana pullet to me. If you have better pictures, please send them [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think all hens but watch out for the combs getting red and wattles starting to grow if so then its probably a rooster
     
  4. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and welcome to byc
     
  5. ambergds

    ambergds Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like cockerels to me. Do you have any better quality pictures? I'm seeing red faces, which at 6 to 8 weeks would mean cockerel.
     
  6. scottgar12

    scottgar12 Just Hatched

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    I'll get some better pictures after work. The sun made it difficult. I'll watch out for the red on their faces as well.
     
  7. scottgar12

    scottgar12 Just Hatched

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    Here's my best effort at getting good shots of the three of them. I appreciate all your help and opinions! -I'm still very new at this

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    both of the New Hampshire Reds in case this helps

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  8. AOASCA

    AOASCA New Egg

    I think because they have such small wattles, combs, and tails for their age that they look like pullets. I'm not super experienced with NHR's though. Sometimes you even get a chicken you think is a roo but turns out to be a hen as well, so anything can happen.
     
  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're going to wait for the egg or crow [​IMG] Second set of pics help....I'm thinking pullets but not very sure about that black one. Agree with AOASCA, it being a black Ameraucana....Can we get a pic of the comb? It should be pea comb, one row or three?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The Ameraucana is a cockerel. The other two look like pullets, and they look like they are at least 8 weeks or more.
     

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