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Pullet or Cockerel? 6 Week Old Australorp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WheelerFlock, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Pullet

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  2. Cockerel

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  1. WheelerFlock

    WheelerFlock Hatching

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    I am fearing my Betty Lou may not be a pullet. This is my first time raising baby chicks and I would appreciate some input. I ordered 2 sexed chicks and my Easter Egger, Beula Fay, is looking good to grow into a hen but I am not so sure about Betty Lou.
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    ??????? Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2014
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    I would agree with you. I think that he's a little cockerel judging by the redness and that wattle growth at that age.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Dat's all Boy!

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  4. SunnySky

    SunnySky Chirping

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    Yep cockerel.
     
  5. WheelerFlock

    WheelerFlock Hatching

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    This is "Betty Lou" at 14 weeks. She is for sure a he right? I cannot upload videos but this morning at 6:30am he also made this scream kinda noise which I think he was trying to crow. I have to give him back today if that is the case so I just want to be 100% sure. No more wishful thinking. :( THANKS!
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Yep, 100% cockerel.
     
  7. WheelerFlock

    WheelerFlock Hatching

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    Since it is for sure looking like "Betty Lou", renamed to Billy Joe!, has to leave today I only have one other chicken ( an Easter Egger). How long could she be alone without getting too sad? I was hoping to wait until it heats up closer to spring to get more baby chicks? Thanks again for the advise! These are my first 2 chickens.
     

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