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Cockerels or pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kalanii, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. kalanii

    kalanii New Egg

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    Our three chicks are around 3 months old now and I'm thinking the Polish is looking like a roo (sadface). The other two were sold as Amerecauna (sorry if I spelled that wrong). They're looking more like pullets. But I'm still fairly new to chickens so I'd love some other opinions!! Apologies for the bad pics, they're a little spastic and don't like to stand still.

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am thinking you have three cockerels there. I see what looks like saddle feathers on all three. Not totally sure though.
     
  3. kalanii

    kalanii New Egg

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    That would make me so sad :(
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    All three of them look like cockerels to me. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, all look like cockerels.
     
  6. bbhorsefly

    bbhorsefly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just going on my experience, I haven't seen 3mo cockerels with such pale small combs as your two reds. Their stance seems rooish, but I don't see anything that screams "cockerel" to me. I'd hold out hope for the two reds a few more weeks.
     
  7. Oliver Douglas

    Oliver Douglas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like a British Rock Band from the 60's....[​IMG] Hope some are pullets...
     
  8. aurinia

    aurinia Out Of The Brooder

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    In the last 2 pics, it looks like saddle feathers coming in on the one in the middle. Can't really tell on the other one. Also, the reds look like hatchery-quality spangled Russian Orloffs.
     
  9. kalanii

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    Some updated pictures. Sorry the quality is so low, they're extremely skittish and difficult to get near. The Polish from before is definitely a roo, he has been crowing for weeks. No crowing from these two and they are very close to the Polish rooster, they pretty much are at his side 24/7. Now that they're a few months older, is their gender more obvious? I'm kinda stumped. Also, they were sold as amerecauna but I'm pretty sure they're not!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    So they're around 5 months? I'm thinking pullets.
     

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