Cockerel or Pullet

Chwicks

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Hi everyone! We have 21 birds and I’ve got a couple that I’m not 100% sure on their sex at this point. They are all 15 weeks old today.

The one that I THINK is a cockerel, but am not 100% sure on (the most) is the black and white Easter Egger. Two of these three are EEs, but the darker brown one was supposed to be a Partridge Wyandotte, but I think something got mixed up at the hatchery.

My guesses are that they are all cockerels. Can you please give me your opinion?

Thanks in advance to all who take the time to comment. :)
 

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Chwicks

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X2, all are stunning cockerels. :)

You did get a Partridge Wyandotte, actually. ;)

~Alex
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Thank you. Wow! He looks so much different than the others... should I assume the rest are hens? I have a few hens with very small combs, and some with none at all (a total of 5 other Partridge Wyandotte’s). None have wattles. They’re all the same age as him, but much smaller and more of what I expected Partridge Wyandotte to look like in their feathering.
 

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Thank you. Wow! He looks so much different than the others... should I assume the rest are hens? I have a few hens with very small combs, and some with none at all (a total of 5 other Partridge Wyandotte’s). None have wattles. They’re all the same age as him, but much smaller and more of what I expected Partridge Wyandotte to look like in their feathering.
So beautiful. :love Yes, these are both pullets. :) The plumage pattern/color on partridge birds will look completely different on males versus females.

However, one appears to have a single comb.....either this is a hatchery quality Wyandotte (it's quite common to see single combs on Wyandottes these days), or a Partridge Rock. :)

~Alex
 

Chwicks

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So beautiful. :love Yes, these are both pullets. :) The plumage pattern/color on partridge birds will look completely different on males versus females.

However, one appears to have a single comb.....either this is a hatchery quality Wyandotte (it's quite common to see single combs on Wyandottes these days), or a Partridge Rock. :)

~Alex
Thanks so much, again. :) I really appreciate the help. I meant to say pullets, not hens too. Lol. It was pretty late for me last night (compared to my usual bed time). I even spelled wattles as ‘waddles’ in my first version. :lol:

They are all from the same hatchery, and the same order. We ordered 24 total and we have 21 that have survived to date. Out of the 6 Partridge Wyandottes we received only one turned out to be cockerel. That’s pretty crazy, imo. I’m pretty happy with that outcome. The decision on which cockerels to remove from the flock is already difficult, and knowing these other 5 are pullets makes it that much easier. :weeWe have two PW pullets without a comb at all, and 3 pullets with a small comb. I guess that’s what had me confused initially. This is our first flock.
 

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