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How to tell gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OrlandoFLACoop, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. OrlandoFLACoop

    OrlandoFLACoop In the Brooder

    Nov 4, 2013
    Orlando, Florida
    In a few days we will go to a feed store to look at the pullets they have. But of course, I want to make sure they are female so that we're not tricked into buying a cockerel. I will post pictures of any that we like to let the community ensure us it's a pullet. But until then, are there any signs that I can look for to determine gender?


  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Songster

    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    even if they are graded pullets, you will probably still get a cockerel if you get 20 or so. sexing chickens is more of an art than a science, male and female organs can look similar.

    typically though, cockerels will have larger diameter legs and toes.

    if they are offering sex links for sale, that would be your best way of getting all pullets.
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    Yes there are, comb size and redness, saddle feathers, thick legs (not all roos will have thick legs though), and a wing patch (usually orange-ish red colored but it can vary). There are more ways and some for specific breeds. But pictures will help.:)

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