I think these are all pullets, but a couple act like roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by new2chx, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. new2chx

    new2chx Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four ~10-12 week old chicks that are supposed to be pullets (a buff, an australorp, & 2 Easter Eggers). Judging by their combs and tail feathers, I think they are pullets, but the two Eggers act suspiciously like roosters with lots of posturing when they run up to each other, or when somewhat aggressively challenging my dog. I'm still new to the wonderful world of chickens, so maybe that's just normal for them. Also, they both have combs that are developing differently (one seems "ridgy" and the other "wavy"). Is this normal? Lastly, the black australorp has very long & pointy neck feathers and no definitive tail feathers like the others do at this age. So, what's your verdict on my youngsters?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    To be able to tell better we need side shots. From what I see---best I can see---all look like pullets.
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are pullets.
     
  4. new2chx

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    Full body or head shots from the side? I'll try, but they're not the most cooperative subjects. haha! Is the head shot like the black australorp good? Thanks!
     
  5. new2chx

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    thanks!
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    They all appear to be pullets.

    Shots like the one of the Australorp standing up is good. I wanna see one of your lighter EE. [​IMG]
     
  7. new2chx

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    The only one I have of standing is from the rear, which I've attached, plus a couple more of face and neck. I'll take some later when it stops pouring.[​IMG]
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All pullets.

    Even girls like some roughhousing sometimes [​IMG]
     
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  9. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Just for future info---a full side shot camera low gives a better view. What we want to see is the head and the feathers mid-way to the end of the tail feathers----to better determine sex.
     
  10. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your cream and gray EE is gorgeous! I'm jealous!:weee
     
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