Help with Gender ID on Two Chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by adriayna, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. adriayna

    adriayna New Egg

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    Hello everyone,
    This is my first time posting here. Thanks for your help!

    I have two chickens that I purhcased in July from Mypetchicken.com. I paid to have them hens, but you know these things are never completely accurate. I'm curious about two of my chickens.

    The chickens are 13 1/2 weeks old. Here they are!


    Lentil - Easter Egger Bantam - 13 1/2 weeks old
    Lentil, the yellow one, just looks roosterly. I've looked online and I'm fairly convinced that Lentil is a Rooster. She seems to have some pointy feathers coming in around the head, and I think her tail is starting to curl a little.


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    Pinto - Australorp - 13 1/2 weeks old
    Pinto got me wondering last week. Our neighbor's rooster showed up to strut his stuff, and Pinto pecked at him a bit, while the others generally ignored him....so is she a rooster? I don't know. There is no crowing or anything like that. But her aggressive behavior is a little out of synch with the other hens. Pinto doesn't have a very red comb, so I am hoping she's a hen. Here are three shots of Pinto, taken this morning:


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    Any help would be appriciated!
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the ee is a pullet. they pointiness you see is due to the pattern on the feathers, as for the other looks like a cockerel right now
     
  3. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the black one has a saddle, which would indicate it being a male i think
     
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  4. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the breed of the black one?
     
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  5. adriayna

    adriayna New Egg

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    The black one is an australorp.

    The thing is, her feathers don't look any different than the other hen, so that's what's confusing.

    You are sure the EE isn't a rooster? That's a relief!

    I can take better photos if you need a different angle.
     
  6. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not very good at determining gender or breed unless theyre my own... so im not sure. dont take mine into consideration, because im just not sure
     
  7. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say both pullets. At 13 weeks that australorp's comb and wattles would be much bigger if it was a rooster.
     
  8. adriayna

    adriayna New Egg

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    Ok, thanks. I will keep an eye on them and hopefully they are both pullets!
     
  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both 100% pullets. No way the EE is a roo- they don't come in that color :)
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Definitely two pullets. All chickens have saddle feathers, males just have pointier feathers than females. Yours are definitely girls.
     

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