help with terms

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Red jungle fowl88, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Red jungle fowl88

    Red jungle fowl88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help with the definitions used when speaking about chickens as far as pullets and stags and all the terms i ran inot a post one day here with all that info but i cant find it hope some one can help me out!
     
  2. comedianchick

    comedianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a stag is a young rooster roo or cockerel and a pulllet is a young hen
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A pullet is a female chicken under the age of one year old. One year old or older and she's a hen.
    A cockerel is a male chicken under the age of one year old. One year old or older and he's a rooster.
    I've never heard the term stag used to describe a male chicken; only cockerel, rooster or cock.
     
  4. comedianchick

    comedianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh sorry that was a typo your right:lol:
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    stag is used to describe a male that is just getting his spurs in...bull stag has spurs but is still young...these were terms used by those that raised gamebirds.
     
  6. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have, usually in reference to gamecocks. No idea if it means a young animal or an old one, though.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Interesting. Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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