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Could I have a cockerel in with my pullets?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jlew, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. jlew

    jlew Hatching

    Apr 24, 2011
    In April I bought six chicks. I was told they were all between 1 and 2 weeks old. I have 3 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Leghorns, and the last one I was told is an Ameraucana, but from reading here I believe she's just an EE. Since I've had them the smallest BO has been my shadow. She would jump up on top of the waterer in the brooder bin to see me when I checked on them, hop up on my knee when I'd visit the coop, etc. But just recently she has become very aggressive towards me. She stands up straighter than usual and does this little charge towards me if I try to pet her and is honestly, just plain mean. There's been no change in my routine, and someone suggested that perhaps it was a cockerel and not a pullet. Anyone have an opinion on this? (I'm going to attempt to include a pic with this post, bear with me if it doesn't come up the first time)


    The one in question is the the closest BO in this pic of 4, another of the buff's in the back, hatched supposedly the same time. Any thoughts from other owners is greatly appreciated!

  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    All four of the center birds are 100% girls! Roosters would have obvious saddle feathers by now. [​IMG]

    Your hen's change in temperament may be because she's getting ready to lay. In most cases the hen's temperament will go back to normal after she's laid several eggs. [​IMG]
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
  4. jlew

    jlew Hatching

    Apr 24, 2011
    Thank you both:D. Hopefully she starts laying soon...I miss my baby!

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