Help! are these pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken95, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. chicken95

    chicken95 Out Of The Brooder

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    This bird 8 months old and it hasnt laid an egg but they dont crow either could someone tell me if it is a hen or pullets cock please.
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  2. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  3. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an Americana/Easterr egger hen to me. If that is the case they can be a little late on laying.......[​IMG] Good luck!
     
  4. chicken95

    chicken95 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! but i just can't understand why she isn't laying!
    could you also tell me if this is a pullet or a hen, she is also 8 months old and hasn't started to do anything towards the idea of being able to sex her and reamains very small.
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  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first chicken is a hen. (If it was a rooster it would have longer curled tail feathers, and shiny pointed feathers at the neck and tail)
    The second chicken is a cockerel. (That color is called barred. Barreding is sex-linkable meaning the color is different for each sex. Females have larger black bars, and males have larger white bars)
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    How sure are you about their ages? The second looks like a young cockerel -- more like 3 months than 8. The first looks girly. Winter can delay the onset of laying and if you've just gotten her, the stress of moving can as well.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    First is a pullet for sure - the second also looks like a pullet to me.
     
  8. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen. I agree that winter or stress might mean no eggs. Or take a look on your property for a hidden nest. I thought my Easter Egger hen was behind the curve because she hadn't started laying. Then I found a nest with about ten mint-colored eggs in it under my shed.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I"m thinking the same thing about the barred bird. It's cockerel colored, but if it's eight months I guess it's a hen...........that would be very, very weird.
     
  10. chicken95

    chicken95 Out Of The Brooder

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    No the barred coloured is definitely 8 months as I hatched it in June 2012
     

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