Easter Egger: Please Be a Pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lazypifarm, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    This chicken is about 5 months old, and continues to baffle me. I'm normally pretty keen on being able to tell the difference between pullets and cockerels. This bird is almost as big as the adults, has not crowed that I know of, has not layed that I know of, and does not have any pointed saddle or hackle feathers yet. He/she has a decently big and red comb, but not nearly as big/red as the known cockerels I have that are the same age. Very friendly, docile bird. A couple of tail feathers that are a LITTLE bent, but no sickle shaped feathers yet. Does the coloring give anything away? What do you guys think? Sorry for the crappy picture, it was dinnertime, I caught him/her right after a big yawn - the only time he/she was standing still!

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  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a hen to me, with her being 5 months old and her comb getting red she should be laying soon.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    From what I can tell by the photo, it looks like you have a pullet.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You might pull her out and see if she's laying. She might be a brown egger and you just don't know she's laying.
     
  7. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooo, you know, that is true, she COULD lay brown. Thanks guys!
     
  8. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers say pullet and she should be laying if not ready to lay.
     

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