Do I really have a pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dandelle, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Dandelle

    Dandelle Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 4 week old (will be 5 weeks on Thursday) Delaware. She's supposed to be a pullet, and I just wanna make sure. I believe she was stunted with her growth a while back since she was not growing much at all when she was a wee little thing, so please keep that in mind. What is concerning me are her wattles... they're turning red already which I heard happens to roos, but I dunno, maybe it's normal for the gals too. Her comb is still a neutral color.

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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb and wattle color (more than size) plus those big thick legs = rooster.
     
  3. Dandelle

    Dandelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww really? I was hoping my concerns were just from needless over-worrying, heh. If that's the case, maybe lil Gia was never stunted, just a slow-growing boy. Such a shame, he is the friendliest one of the bunch, but I can't keep a rooster in the city.

    Well thank you for letting me know, I do appreciate it!
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i would wait till at least 8 weeks for a more positive id although with those wattles i want to lean towards cockerel
     
  5. Looks like a cockerel!
     
  6. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel, his tail is getting lengthy, (another sign usually of a rooster) and like Nurse Turtle said, think legs and developing wattles.
     
  7. Dandelle

    Dandelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Now my little Delaware is 3 months old. Here are some updated photos, I'd like to know if the general consensus is still cockerel:

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    So... still male? Or is it starting to look like a gal?
     
  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to go with pullet, that's a tiny comb/wattles she has for 3 months and I can see no development of saddle feathers.
     
  9. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think all the photos look like pullet to me.
     
  10. she looks pullet to me.
     

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