Is my pullet really a cockrell

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cboriskin, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. cboriskin

    cboriskin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this question in the wrong area, so I am reposting it here. I purchased two Americauna chicks that were both supposed to be pullets. However, Boots seems to be larger and it's feathers are growing to be different. Is Boots really a Cockrell?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Boots is a cockerel.
     
  3. Yup, you have a cockerel.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yeah...that's a ROO for sure!
     
  5. cboriskin

    cboriskin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm heartbroken. The two are inseparable. I can not have a rooster in the city. Will they be ok if I give Boots away and keep Sneakers? Or do I need to give them both up so they are together?
     
  6. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you give Boots away, and keep Sneakers, you should by Sneakers another pullet friend to keep her company.

    You could call her Socks! [​IMG]

    (Sorry you have to give up Boots by the way. It's such a shame, and I am not looking forward to doing the same with the chick I raised in the near future.)

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  7. cboriskin

    cboriskin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on getting another chick. However, is it okay to get a newborn and hope they will get along? My friend is willing to give me one that is around the same age, but not the same breed. Is that better?
     
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  8. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say yes, it's better to get one closer in age...just watch them closely that they don't fight. Oh, there'll be pecking order disputes for sure, though.
     
  9. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. I would get one around the same age as her.

    As @iwiw60 said, there will be squabbles as they determine who's boss, but they should be ok to sort it out amongst themselves as long as they don't draw blood.

    You might want to consider separating their coop into two sections for a brief period (a couple of days) so that they can see and smell each other, but not touch. That way they can familiarise themselves with each other safely, and you can then integrate them close to dusk one evening. Hopefully they will be ok.

    Just keep an eye on them - it's natural for them to want to flock together, so I am sure they will integrate in time.

    Krista
     
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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 on this advice.
     

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