Pekin boys or girls? Though I think I might know...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sailing Dede, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2011
    I bought 2 pekin 'pullets' that were aparently 12wks old but as I have never had this breed before I have know idea, but thought they looked a little small.
    One lookes to be a silver partridge and the other is a coloured mottle effect.
    So here goes...gulp....

    These are the two at 12 weeks old when I bought them



    Here are the same birds 3 weeks later
    You can see a big difference in the two. One very red large comb and wattle
    This one I hope to be a pullet, but I dont know
    This is the one I think might be a roo

    There has been no crowing but they do like to have the odd play fight.
    Oh, and the mottled one is definately braver and more aggressive, as it is the only chicken that has ever bitten me before.
    Yes you heard correctly. Not a peck, but a grab and shake! My poor thumb...
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    What a beautiful pair! They look like a classic victorian couple, dressed to the nines and strolling through the park.

    I hope it's not bad news, but you definitely have a hen and roo. Gorgeous birds![​IMG]
  3. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    You have a pair of pekins.
  4. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    do believe you got a perfect pair right there [​IMG]

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