cockrel or pullet ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nova022, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am not sure of the gender of this seven week old SLW. I think it is a pullet because of the comb color but I am not sure. Help please.
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  2. Lemonpie

    Lemonpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Get some better pictures of the comb that would help a lot but from now it looks like a pullet:D
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockeral, based on the feather pattern
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% boy. To add to his male feather pattern, you can see hackle feathers coming in in the first picture.
     
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  6. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took some closer pictures of the comb. I hope they are clear enough.
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  7. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wondered about the feathers on his head and neck. They look much different from my other chicks, but I thought maybe it was just the breed since he is my only SLW.
     
  8. Flat Rock farm

    Flat Rock farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I agree with BC.
     
  9. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your opinions. I guess Jasmine Black will need a new name. Even though I wanted only pullets, I am kind of excited to see what my little cockrel will grow up to look like. Does anyone know if Wayndottes have good dispositions? He has always been my friendliest and most curious of the group..
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  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rooster is always everyone's favorite chick.

    He also has a single comb instead of a rose comb. He may test you when he older, usually a puffed chest and a little stomp, best to give him a swat, dont run away, he needs to learn that you are in charge. I would keep an eye on him, esp if you have small children around, there's always one that just plain mean. I have probly around 15 roosters ;) , none are aggressive, they arent allowed to be.
     

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