Confused again

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chazza86, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. chazza86

    chazza86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I asked a question a few months ago regarding my BO gender and you all convinced me they were all pullets, but recently one of my lovely 'girls' is starting to make a new noise 'she' makes a sort of laughing sound (new chicken mum) and is rather loud. 'She' is also rather bullyish to my other 2 girls who are very chilled and laid back but she seems to be nippy, and feisty could this be a sign of being a roo? Any advice greatly appreciated I know I haven't got much longer to wait before they start laying if they all lay they're 16 weeks old now.

    Thank you
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    can you post some pictures?
     
  3. chazza86

    chazza86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Doris the one I'm confused about
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    Munch my biggest girl[​IMG]
    And Dolly my smallest no concerns for her x
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    can you get a picture of the one you're not sure about from the side? so i can see her tail
     
  5. chazza86

    chazza86 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. chazza86

    chazza86 Out Of The Brooder

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    This ok?
     
  7. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    it's hard to tell because the tail is arching like a roo's but yet not, i'd just wait till they start to lay to be sure
     
  8. chazza86

    chazza86 Out Of The Brooder

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    it's hard to tell because the tail is arching like a roo's but yet not, i'd just wait till they start to lay to be sure
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    Ok thanks for having a look x
     
  9. FFFAviaries

    FFFAviaries Out Of The Brooder

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    At this age, you should be able to tell by the hackle (neck) feathers. Pullets will have a rounded feather. Cockerels will have pointed feathers. I've included a photo that I found in a quick Google search to try and show you the difference. It isn't the greatest photo, but it shows the basics.

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  10. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    She could be practising her egg song. Is it like a few short 'syllables' then a longer one that goes upward in tone? (Hopefully you get what I mean). Some girls do that before they start laying. Another sign they will be laying soon is if they squat when you go to pat them or are above them.
     
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