Is Big Bertha a pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KFaye, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. KFaye

    KFaye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2011

    I think she is a Pullet. She is a 6 wk old Cornish Rock. Her siblings are the same can see why we call her Big Bertha [​IMG]
  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    most likely a girl by the looks. If you don't plan to butcher Bertha or sell/give her to someone who will, you will need to separate her from the brooder ASAP, and put on grass (if you aren't buried in snow) and feed rationed feed in small amounts until spring comes and you can put her on grass and free range. Cornish are notorious for over eating and growing too rapidly and their legs giving out on them or even breaking or dislocating the leg/hip joints. Just wanted to give you fair warning if you plan to make a pet of Bertha [​IMG]

    I just googled how to sex cornish rocks and looked at pictures, I seen pictures of 8 week old hens and their combs are bumped up and red, just like a 5-6 month old 'regular' dual purpose hen would be. Then a 4-5 week old cockerel who had quite a big red comb, SO I am pretty darn sure its a girl if it is 6 weeks old and I see no facial growth or coloring at all.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Quote:She looks yummy!
  4. KFaye

    KFaye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2011
    I agree with needing to separate her because this girl can eat!...She will eat laying down and that is something to see. But we have frozen ground, Not complete snow, it is supposed to get up to 35-40 this weekend so I was thinking of putting her with the big chickens however she isn't fully feathered and she may get too cold. How soon do you butcher a Cornish Rock? And do you notice she is sitting on Clementine?
  5. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes cornish will eat sitting down, laying down, etc. they will literally eat themselves to death.
  6. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    Yes, pullet!
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    Quote:6-8 weeks

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