Is it a Pulllet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wohneli, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Barred Rocks (12 weeks) and one is half the size of the others and has much smaller tail feathers. They are all supposed to be Roo's.
    Is it possible that they sent me a pullet by mistake (would be cool)?
    Thanks
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    It could possibly be a hen but It might also be a runt.

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  3. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since my primary goal is to get eggs, I am hoping its a girly girl
     
  4. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Can you post a picture?
     
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Why would you have all Roos if you wanted to have eggs?
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Same question..... Did you just get roo's on a chance? Or did you ask for them?
     
  7. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only ordered 7 pullets, but they sent me an extra 5 "freebies" to keep the heat up. All of the "freebies" were BR and if one is a pullet then I got lucky I guess.
    I am also trying to get the picture to upload - I'm not to computer literate.
     
  8. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
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    I wouldn't go by size- it could be a bantam. BR are self-sexing by color pattern. The smaller and more distinct the head spot, the better the chance it is a girl. Also girls have darker wash on their legs. I had an androgenous BR (split the difference between all the cues), but I got lucky and it turned out to be a girl.
     

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