How to tell a rooster from a pullet????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HK CickenLittle, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. HK CickenLittle

    HK CickenLittle New Egg

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    I am suppose to have all pullets but....one has gotten taller and thin - the cone is three instead of one like the others. any advise?
     
  2. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi and [​IMG]

    a picture would be great so we can see what your chook looks like.

    some breeds can be really hard to sex for a while and some you can tell straight away, bt ill give you a few pointers.

    - roosters usually stand taller and tend to stick their 'cheast' (i cant remeber what its called) out.
    - roosters get bigger, redder combs earlier that hens.
    - rooster start to get streamers in their tails (im not sure if this is with all breed but it is for silkies)

    thats all i can think of right now!

    these arent great examples but in the first pic is a roo, because of him bigger comb

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    and this a pullet. she is smaller and has a littler comb

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  3. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are some more pics:

    this is a roo. see his big comb and wattle and how he stands and the streamers in his tail

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    this is aso a roo

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    this is a hen, shes smaller and doesnt stand so 'proud'

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    another hen

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    hen again

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    i hope this helps :)
     
  4. HK CickenLittle

    HK CickenLittle New Egg

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    oh, good idea! thanks I will add one :)
     
  5. HK CickenLittle

    HK CickenLittle New Egg

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    Yours ar so Pretty !!!

    This is Rosey or Rosco???
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  6. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooo, this is a tricky one! :)
    but I would say a pullet, it has a moderate sized comb but its not really red and also the way she holds her self up :)
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old and what breed?

    A pic of the others might help for comparison.

    That's a lot of comb but it's not too red, and I don't see any wattles and cockerels are usually showing more color and wattles by 5-6 weeks.
     
  8. HK CickenLittle

    HK CickenLittle New Egg

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    'She" is a Red Comet Sex Link and I don't have a firm date of birth. The guy said she 3 months old. My other 3 are all different breeds - Barred Rock / Black Copper Marans / Black Sex Link. They each have tiny single edged cones that are pale. I will add a photo of her standing
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  9. rainierpansy

    rainierpansy New Egg

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    So was it a hen or a rooster?? I'm wondering the same thing about one of mine right now.
     

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