How to Identify a Pullet from a Cockerel

ChickenCanoe

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It depends on the breed but in general cockerels will be about 20% heavier by then, have thicker and longer legs, start getting bigger combs and perhaps start having feathers that are pointier on their wings and tails.
There are hen feathered breeds so both will have rounded feathers.
It gets very difficult to tell if you are working with various breeds. If they're all the same breed, much easier.
 

MissB

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These are pictures of the ones I am curious about. They are two months old.

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MissB

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Actually, they all look to be cockerels.
I know I ordered a RIR rooster but I didn't order the others. I relieved 3 free. I ordered the 15 Brown Egg Layers and #3 was suppose to be one of them, but I did not order # 2 & # 4. I'm not even sure what breed they are.
 

kodster

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I know I ordered a RIR rooster but I didn't order the others. I relieved 3 free. I ordered the 15 Brown Egg Layers and #3 was suppose to be one of them, but I did not order # 2 & # 4. I'm not even sure what breed they are.
#2 looks like a Wyandotte, hen, to me, perhaps a Golden Laced. #3 is a Barred Rock.
 

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