Is he a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rooster61, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Songster

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    I got these sliver lace Feb 23rd which were suppose to be pullets but I'm thinking the one with the stubby tail feathers is a roo??
     

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Rose combs are tricky. Right now, it looks like two possible pullets and two possible cockerels. But that could change in a few weeks.
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    It's still early to be certain. But I'd guess pic #1 is a cockerel and pic #3 is a pullet. The other two are tougher to guess on at this point. In a few weeks things should be more clear.
     
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  4. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Songster

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    The first one is the one I think is a roo, the other 3 have the same tail feathers.
     
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  5. ChrisaH

    ChrisaH In the Brooder

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    I agree - the first is likely a cockerel and the third might be.
     
  6. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Tail feather aren't good for determining sex. At this age it's mainly about the comb, wattles, thickness of legs, and feather pattern.
     
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  7. Silkie Mamma

    Silkie Mamma In the Brooder

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    I do agree that you may have to wait to find out if it is a cockerel or a pullet.
     
  8. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Songster

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    I thought I read some where that roo tail feathers develop slower the hens? #1 is the only one with short tail feathers, the other 3 tails are all the same.
     
  9. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    I've heard that but don't believe it to be true, from my experience. In any case it is going to take a while longer to know for sure. Try again when they're 7 or 8 weeks.
     
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  10. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I've also heard that, but my three brahmas had all different feathering when they were babies... and they are all girls.
     
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