got my suspicions, but can you clarify please? cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Haych, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Haych

    Haych Out Of The Brooder

    Good morning!

    My chicks are now 7 weeks old, and I have a strong feeling I have four cockerels and one pullet. Main reason being there combs, second feathers, third lots of fighting!

    I also wondered, at what age can chicks be rehomed? as the suspected cockerels are causing some grief in the coop!


    theyre all pekin bantams:

    silver partridge pullet?


    silver partridge cockerel?


    lemon cuckoo cockerel?


    blue splash cockerel?


    second blue splash cockerel?

  2. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    1st is a pullet, rest are roos.
    I bought my pullets at 6 weeks old. Most "backyard" people like myself want them old enough to not need a heat source and able to live outside.

    You can re-home them anytime though, they just might be a little lonely till they're old enough to mingle with their new owners girls if they go one at a time.
  3. Haych

    Haych Out Of The Brooder

    mush as I suspected. Thank you.

    Theyre all away from the mom, and happily trot around on their tod so I know theyre off heat (so to speak)
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I think you're right - the first one is a pullet and the rest are boys.
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
  6. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2011
    Plantcity Florida

    x 3
  7. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    All Roosters [​IMG]
  8. Haych

    Haych Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:Interesting. What makes you think that?
  9. HathawayHens

    HathawayHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    DeLand, FL
    Yeah, even the first one looks to be a bit too red in the comb and waddles to me... but I have heard that maybe bantams color up faster, so I am hoping it's a girl. [​IMG] The rest sure look roo ish to me!

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