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Cockerl or pullet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lone oak coop, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. lone oak coop

    lone oak coop New Egg

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    Got some rhode Island reds from orschlean March 17 tried are best to get all pullets however I believe we got 3 cockerls and 3 pullets. When will the cockerls comb turn red. Or will the pullets comb turn first.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    With chicks, the cockerels will turn first -- pullets don't start to redden up until they are nearing the point of lay. If you post photos of your birds we can help you confirm/deny your suspicions.
     
  3. lone oak coop

    lone oak coop New Egg

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    Thank you for the quick reply. I will tomorrow morning!!

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  4. lone oak coop

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    Is this a rooster?

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  5. lone oak coop

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  6. lone oak coop

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    Noone?

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  7. brandislovak

    brandislovak Just Hatched

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    Male or female there are 8 total i was told all female but i have a thought that 2 are male
     
  8. brandislovak

    brandislovak Just Hatched

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    It has a big comb for a little chick im guessing rooster but im no expert.
     
  9. FamilyFarmCO

    FamilyFarmCO Just Hatched

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    Cockerls comb will turn red earlier and a pullet will have a tan comb for a while
     
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  10. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel

    Fifth picture is the only one who look like a Cockerel

    Pullets' Combs will begin to redden at a much later time than cockerels. Cockerels tend to have red Combs already by 3-4 weeks, depending on the breed sometimes earlier or later. I've had calm rosters who will perch on me and hens that have run away, that is not an accurate indication of whether a chicken is male or female.
     

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