Please help. Cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HanwellChickens, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    285
    15
    93
    Jun 12, 2013
    Hanwell, New Brunswick
    I have 2 x 4 week old chicks. Is it too early to tell whether they are male or female?

    1st one is an Easter Egger.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Next I have an Easter Egger/Buff Orpington mix.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,163
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    To me, both birds are looking like pullets, especially the first one.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  3. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

    4,538
    243
    266
    Apr 3, 2014
    Minnesota
    Pullets, but they are a little young to tell 100% right now.
     
  4. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,191
    554
    206
    Apr 19, 2014
    NW Florida
    Do you have any pictures of them standing with either side presented? It's hard to tell without seeing how they stand and hold their tails. From what you've posted, they look like pullets, but not sure.
     
  5. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    285
    15
    93
    Jun 12, 2013
    Hanwell, New Brunswick
    I'll try to get pictures of their sides tomorrow. Mama hen is not very happy with me when I try to get a photo shoot. It would be great if they were pullets as this was our first successful hatch.
     
  6. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    285
    15
    93
    Jun 12, 2013
    Hanwell, New Brunswick
    OK. Here are some side pictures from today. It has hard to do as they move so quickly, and all I had was my phone camera.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

    19,563
    7,553
    546
    Nov 7, 2012
    CENTRAL MAINE
    I'm guessing both are pullets, but they're just too cute to really tell!!!!!!!
     
  8. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,191
    554
    206
    Apr 19, 2014
    NW Florida
    My general impression is that they are pullets as well. They will become more defined, one way or the other, as they get older! Pretty birds!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by