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Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tonyandscarlett, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Tonyandscarlett

    Tonyandscarlett Just Hatched

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    So I bought these 4 chicks and was told they were girls... expert opinions?
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  2. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first one...yes. it looks like a legbar pullet.
    2nd one...not sure. How does it look at you? does it cock it's head, or just look straight up?
    in the last pic...the larger one looks like a male, and the littler one looks like a female.
    ~good luck!
     
  3. Tonyandscarlett

    Tonyandscarlett Just Hatched

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    Sorry I am new to this.

    What does legbar pullet mean? boy or girl? I thought Pullet was a girl...

    Second one is pretty shy doesn't really look at me. What is the difference? Cocking of the head means boy?

    Third picture. I figured boy for the white one and girl for the little red one...?


    Thank you! I was told all girls but then a friend said 2 boys so I am freaking out.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Fist one, mixed breed cockerel. Not a Legbar. Not a pullet.
    #2 pullet
    #3 red bird is a pullet. The other is a cockerel.
    I can spot the boys because they have different shaped feathers on their backs. Males get 'saddle' feathers, they are those long, thin, pointed back feathers. Compare them to the feathers on the backs of the pullets. You'll see the difference.
     
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  5. Tonyandscarlett

    Tonyandscarlett Just Hatched

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    that is what another person said... so disappointed. not sure 2 roosters will work when we didn't want one.
     
  6. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet means a teenage female chicken. and legbar is a breed of chicken. the second one is shy? she is probably a girl then. girls are usually shy. and yes, males usually cock their heads sideways to look at you. like this-[​IMG]
    meanwhile, girls look up at you.
    and you are right about the third pic. i am pretty sure at least...
    and you are very welcome. if you would like to ever tell me stories about your chickens, go to my thread "Story Away!"
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AGREE....Pullet = female Cockerel = male
     
  8. Tonyandscarlett

    Tonyandscarlett Just Hatched

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    so my pullets have grown a bit and are laying YEA!!! what type do you all think this one is? I have asked JetBlack too!
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a New Hampshire.
     
  10. Tonyandscarlett

    Tonyandscarlett Just Hatched

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    I thought so too... supposed to be an easter egger... but tiny white eggs.
     

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