PLEASE: Can anyone tell if these are pullets or cockerals?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Angiebubs, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,331
    58
    206
    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
  2. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

    154
    5
    91
    Aug 13, 2011
    West Georgia
    the 4th and 7th pictures look like roos but can't see combs on all of your pics. It's too early.
     
  3. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,331
    58
    206
    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    # 4 Nellie? The all black? If I had to guess (and this IS my 1st time with chickens, I would have sworn Nellie was my "for sure" girl
    # 7 is the same as #6 and again this would have been my 2nd "For sure" hen!

    ARRGHHHHHH I have a lot to learn
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,519
    70
    201
    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Dottie is a rooster. The barred rock with no bars may be a black sex link. I think the scraggly barred one might also be a rooster. Others look girly so far.
     
  5. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    16,455
    1,622
    421
    Sep 1, 2010
    Henryetta
    I'm not very good w/ the big combed breeds (mine are all pea combs) but I'd say Dottie for sure is a boy.
     
  6. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

    154
    5
    91
    Aug 13, 2011
    West Georgia
    Don't worry. Time will tell. I have ten 5+ week olds and am really sure one is a roo. The comb is HUGE compared with his sister and his behavior is now unmistakable. I will have to rehome him due to my city ordinances. Just enjoy them right now. Time will tell.

    Nellie is really to young to tell...watch the comb. It is not red at all, just large. Some of my early ones looked large but haven't changed at bit.

    6 & 7 still look rooish to me but keep me updated.
     
  7. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    7
    96
    Aug 8, 2011
    Nellie does look like a barred rock. I think its too early to tell the sexes. Mine are 7 weeks tomorrow and I "think" I have 2 roos!!. Only because one was a free rare suprise chick and they usually are! [​IMG]
     
  8. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,331
    58
    206
    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    So when I take mroe pictures as they age, whats the most important thing to catch in the pic? The comb? tail feathers? size?
     
  9. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

    154
    5
    91
    Aug 13, 2011
    West Georgia
    The comb mostly. Tail feathers won't matter for awhile since the tail feathers and the saddle feathers, the ones that curl down just in front of their tail feathers, grow out later.

    Combs seem to be the most helpful early on.

    But you never really know until they crow or lay an egg!
     
  10. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,331
    58
    206
    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    larsonll: Thanks! lol Im sweating it out over here...beginning to think my beginners luck will be 8 out of 8-all roosters!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by