Please help me tell if my pullets are cockerels.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Newchickmama, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Newchickmama

    Newchickmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Just as my name states, I am the new chick mama. My husband is in Iraq.. and i've been thinking of ways to keep the food bill low, yet have lot of food. So I thought chickens. Went to the family farm store, found some baby pullets, and got them. Well I just wanted one, but instead got two.

    So that made me the proud owner of a barred rock (Helga) and a arucana (Olga). (June 1st is when they were purchased)

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    So were chilling out, relaxing all cool....
    Today I looked at the back of their legs.

    Bumps. GREAT!
    Now instead of eggs, im going to wake up one morning to a roasting chicken in the oven.
    ...When your husband is in infantry with ptsd.. they go into survivalist mode.


    So here are some pictures. All credible feedback is welcome!!


    My Helga and Olga cuddling!
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    Please tell me Helga is not a rooster!!
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    Please tell me Olga is not a rooster either!
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    Olga's face
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    Helga's face
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    Helga's Legs
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    Olga's Legs
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  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    deffinatly not roosters and sence they are pullets that generally means that they are females [​IMG] and bumps mean nothing females have little bumps too
     
  3. Newchickmama

    Newchickmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I didnt know if the store lied to me or not.

    I called my my daddy crying.. "i gotta change my swedish girls' names!!!"
     
  4. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and i am pretty sure you dont need rocks in the water... how deep is the water? if it is about 1/2 of an inch or a little bigger you dont need rocks, even an inch is fine.. but i guess if you want to be safe put rocks in the water.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR looks just the same, she was hatched on 5/27. I am counting on her being a girl. But her comb is still yellow, as it looks like yours is. As for Olga...I am still looking at my EEs and wondering.
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I think you're safe - ours have bumps too. We swore our EE's were roos until they started laying eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    olga does look like my EE ameraucana when he was a chick and he is roo now but no worries that means nothing. i guess you will have to wait and see! [​IMG]
     
  8. HaileyNJoliesMom

    HaileyNJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed bumps on the legs of all 4 of my babies, RIR and EE's. I was thinking they were gonna be roos too. This thread just made my night [​IMG]
     
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  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Look like pullets to me! [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Barred Rock is definitely a pullet; I raise them. The Easter Egger will take awhile before you can be sure-they take longer for the cockerels to "bloom" sometimes, but it seems girly to me, although I cant see the comb well.
     

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