Is my EE a pullet or a cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blondi27, May 21, 2019.

  1. Blondi27

    Blondi27 Chirping

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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    You have an Easter Egger pullet.
     
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  3. Blondi27

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    Yay! Is it normal for them to cluck to let the others know they have found food?
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I haven’t seen that behavior in young pullets, but they can be vocal.
     
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    That’s what made me think she was a cockerel all of a sudden. She kept picking up and dropping the piece of food while clucking just like a rooster would.
     
  6. Blondi27

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    I also believe she is the head pullet of the gang. Would a leed hen kind of Take on the roll of a rooster and find food for the others?
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I suppose? but I've never heard of a pullet treating other pullets. Strange behavior.
     
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  8. cstephens1987

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    She looks like a pullet except for the faintest shoulder coloring (some of mine are getting it too at a similar age so I'm be perplexed as well) but it is odd that she's tidbitting
     
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    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    She looks like a pullet to me. I've had grown hens take on rooster behavior before, even had one old lady who would tidbit the others.... but I've never seen that in a pullet before :confused:
     
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