Do I have 4 cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewChickmom2016, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 3 chicks were hatched 6/15/16 - making them about 7 1/2 weeks. They were sexed at the hatchery with a supposed 90% success rate. I am beginning to wonder if we might have 4 cockerels....
    Junebugenna (not sure if that is correct spelling) has already told me that "Tilly", (sold as an Ameracauna, but I know now is an Easter Egger) based on coloring is a cockerel.
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    The other "Ameracauna" is Henrietta - guessing she is also an Easter Egger. She is on the left in the below picture. Middle bird is Dottie and on the right is Tilly.
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    Then we have Dottie- seen 2 pictures above in the middle and also below. She was sold as a Black Astralorp (sp?)
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    And last is Buffy - a Buff Orpintgon.
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    Thoughts on sex? Fingers crossed that at least 2 are pullets...
    thank you!!!
    -Jerie
     
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    The EE on the far right in the second picture is a cockerel. The other EE I'm not sure about. The other two look like pullets so far.
     
  3. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BantamFan-
    thank you- yes- that is the one that Junebuggena said was cockerel. So glad that is the only one so far......
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  5. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drumstick Diva-
    All of them????
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    no sorry, just the cockerel Junebuggena pointed out
     
  7. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Drumstick Diva
    The more I read on BYC the more worried I am that the other EE- Henrietta may also be a cockerel and that the Black Astralorp, Dottie might be one as well. Buffy- the Buff Orpington seems more pullet.
    Going to be very difficult if there is just one pullet. Buffy already does not like it when the other 3 have gone up into the coop.
    Guessing I will need to post pictures when they are a little older.
    Sure wish chickens were a lot more obvious as to gender!
    thanks again!
    -Jerie
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Tilly is the only cockerel. the rest are pullets.
     
  9. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you Donrae!
     
  10. NewChickmom2016

    NewChickmom2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some current (9 week old) pics of Henrietta- unfortunately no straight on comb pic. The feathers near the tail are confusing me- since they look like they are getting long to me. Henrietta's comb is not as dark, or as large as Tilly- the red that is a cockerel.
    Would love to have your feedback.
    thanks
    -Jerie
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