Is it possible to tell if these are pullets yet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DeeBocBoc, May 16, 2017.

  1. DeeBocBoc

    DeeBocBoc Just Hatched

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    My six darlings are almost five weeks old and as with many newbies on here it seems, I too am excited to know if I have pullets (my other three are a little camera shy this evening). I believe that I have two silkies (five toes) and they are all supposed to be Easter Eggers. If it's too early to tell please let me know when I should repost future pics. Thanks for the help!
     

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can't see any wattles sprouting yet then I'd say you're in with a good chance. But at least 6 weeks old is a good age to be sure one way or another. I know crested breeds can be tricky and take a bit longer to know for sure. They sure are cute with their top knots though!
     
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  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    The ones we can see look like EEs. Do these have five toes, or only the others u couldn't get pics of?
     
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  4. Mojerrick

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    I am not sure you can tell on an Easter Egger by look until they are older.
     
  5. Landon1117

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    The second picture looks like a pullet, but the first picture seems more like a cockerel to me. Although until the wattles grow in, you can't really be too sure.
     
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  6. DeeBocBoc

    DeeBocBoc Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. DeeBocBoc

    DeeBocBoc Just Hatched

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    The first chick (the buff one??) has five toes and feathers down his/her legs. One of my other darlings (not pictured here) has five toes as well. The others all have four.
     
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  8. ChickenLover200

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    Perhaps they are crosses. :confused:
     
  9. maaz

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    20170516_161849.jpg 20170516_161820.jpg i want to know if it is a cockerel or hen she is 2.5 months
     
  10. ChickenLover200

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