Lavender Araucana Cockerel or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by henmad, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. henmad

    henmad Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, We have a 3.5 week old Lavender Araucana chick. I'd like to know if it's a Cockerel or Pullet.
    All four photo's are of the same chick.

    Thanks for your help.

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  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Might need a few more weeks to say for sure, but I'd guess cockerel. The comb is already looking pretty well developed, and while not red, it is pretty large for that age. It has more of a comb now than my 12 week old lavender araucana (both sadly tailed and cleanfaced too) pullets.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's young to be sure, but my 'gut' says cockerel.
     
  4. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I go with you, Sourland
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm gonna guess pullet...post pics again in about 3 more weeks when its more developed please
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The photos are really bright on the bird, but I'd say cockerel from what I see, which isn't too well.
     
  7. henmad

    henmad Out Of The Brooder

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    hdowden asked for a pic in another 3 weeks or so. It's another 4 1/2, so the Araucana is 8 weeks old.
    I was really thinking roo, but as it grows, I'm less sure. What do you think now that it's a bit older?

    Cheers Henmad

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  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it looks a lot more like a pullet with the new pics
     
  9. henmad

    henmad Out Of The Brooder

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    jeslewmazer- that would be great, i'll keep you posted.

    Anyone else care to hazard a guess?

    Anyone know anything about metaphysics?
    Can I make this chick a pullet if I really really want it to be one?
     
  10. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers definitely say "pullet" in the latest pics ... there is still that "don't start none, won't be none" cockerel look in the eye, though!

    Your bird is SO lovely ... just gorgeous. Sending you pullet vibes!! [​IMG]
     

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