EE ... pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DuckGirl77, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't figure this one out. I'm thinking it could be a cockerel because of the pinker comb and feathers on the neck, but I don't know for sure. He/she is a little more than 3 months old. Out of curiosity, when are the pointed saddle feathers supposed to come in?
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  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this stage i am thinking pullet! This one is a bit hard to tell though because of the pink comb but no saddle feathers??? But i stick with pullet
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Pullet.

    Saddle feathers in EEs typically develop at 10-11 weeks of age.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullet.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cute little pullet.

    Were she a cockerel, at this age you'd be seeing the start of hackle and saddle feathers. They might not be long and pointy yet, but they'd be shiny and stand out. It would also have darker buff shading on the wings, and be leggier/taller. Plus a redder, plumper comb.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pullet
     
  7. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG]Thank you!!!
     

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