EE pullet or not?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Christy610, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Christy610

    Christy610 New Egg

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    Hi all,
    We bought a couple of EE pullets today to add to our small flock. It's our first experience with this variety, and I was wondering if one of them doesn't show signs of being a roo? They are around 14-15 weeks old, hatched Oct 26. I don't know how apparent saddle feathers would be at this age. The guy we bought them from offers a guarantee that they are pullets, but I don't want to wait too long to exchange if we need to. Thanks in advance for your help. [​IMG]

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  2. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Um, looks like a pullet to me. Its hackle feathers don't seem too pointy. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    1 is a Rooster and 2 is a Hen

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  4. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    oops, I was looking at the second one. But, yea, I agree.
     
  5. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on top is suspect to me...I notice that usually my pullets don't have any red on their faces until they get older, and I notice that the top pic has a reddish colored comb already, and also the neck feathers look like they are laying over the shoulder feathers, much like a cockerel or rooster...but the second pic is definitely a girl. the first one could be too, but in my terribly limited experience I would watch that first one as to me it looks like it does have hackles and a comb.
     
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    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.
     
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  9. Christy610

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    Thanks, all. We had strong suspicions that the first chick is a boy, too. Now to get my seller to see that. [​IMG]
     
  10. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just show them both of them together like in the pics and you can see the differences.
     

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