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kind of worried this hen is not a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by trtorrence, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. trtorrence

    trtorrence New Egg

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    We got our first 4 chickens last week, and the kid that we got them from said that it was hard to tell if chickens were hens or roosters at the pullet and cockerel age. I am worried about one in particular. S/he is beautiful, and maybe a little too pretty to lay eggs ... my niece picked out this chicken, and I will feel bad if we have to take it back (but at least we were assured that we could bring any back that are not hens). We let them out today for the first time, and all but this chicken rolled in the dirt. This one stood there and looked like s/he was on the lookout. This made me more concerned so I came and did a search and found this site:

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    These are our four all together:
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    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You have a tough one there. The comb says pullet, but the tail looks boyish. For sure give it a few more weeks (do you happen to know it's age?) but I'm leaning towards cockerel.
     
  3. trtorrence

    trtorrence New Egg

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    I believe that these chickens are about 9 weeks now. Thanks for the post; the tail feathers were what was worrying me. I actually love the sound of a rooster, but it is illegal to have them where I live.
     
  4. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coloring makes me lean towards pullet but I'm not sure.
     
  5. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has very similar coloring to my EE pullet.. But the tail isn't like Oreo's. Hmm.
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty pullet I think.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    It is hard to tell, but look at it's legs do they look thick compared to the other EE girls ya got there if they do it may be a roo?
    Sure is a beautiful chicken , i love the way it is marked" very unique indeed"
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm 99% sure she's a she. [​IMG]
     

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