Help! This is my last chance...

Ash85

In the Brooder
Apr 5, 2020
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I have 5 birds and it looks like 3 could be roosters. My neighbour is willing to take one and I know it'll go to a good home but I hate the thought of giving up my pet. I also know that having 3 roosters with 2hens would NOT work out. So please is there any chance this is a pullet?

12 week old bird
 

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Acre4Me

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For 12 weeks, I'm not seeing saddle feathers, and comb color is ok for 12 weeks if a pullet. The hackle (neck) feathers appear to be rounded, like for a female. Also, there is minimal wattle growth. I'm going to go with a likely female for this bird.
 

Ash85

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For 12 weeks, I'm not seeing saddle feathers, and comb color is ok for 12 weeks if a pullet. The hackle (neck) feathers appear to be rounded, like for a female. Also, there is minimal wattle growth. I'm going to go with a likely female for this bird.

Can and will a pullet make or attempt to crow? The last 4 mornings when I let them out of the coop it stretches it's neck out and makes a noise similar to a donkey lol I'm really hoping it is a pullet but the sound has me even more confused
 

Ash85

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Apr 5, 2020
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I was given 2 EE chicks at 2 days old and the lady told me that one was definitely female but unfortunately over time I couldn't tell which one that was.. the other one has a comb and waddle development... But no crowing and more relaxed. I'm hoping one is at least a hen like she said 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
 

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karenmragan

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Just watch their behavior. Attempting to crow is definitely a male behavior. Also watch the way they interact with each other. By this age cockerels will be trying to mount the pullets. Besides crowing, cocks sound slightly different in the way they talk as well.
 

Ash85

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Just watch their behavior. Attempting to crow is definitely a male behavior. Also watch the way they interact with each other. By this age cockerels will be trying to mount the pullets. Besides crowing, cocks sound slightly different in the way they talk as well.
These two birds bump chests and fluff their neck and head feathers out. Not sure if that's pecking order or rooster behavior?
 

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