Pullet or cockerel? (And what breed)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nicole A., Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Nicole A.

    Nicole A. Chirping

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    Hi Everyone,

    I’m just starting out with chickens and I got 4 chicks from the feedstore ~5 weeks ago. (I only meant to get 2:confused:) Two were in the Hatchery’s choice pullets bin and the other two were labeled as Ameraucana pullets. I know you can still end up getting some roosters so I thought I would check to see what you guys think. The first two are the hatchery choice ones and the rest of the pictures are of the Ameraucana (or EE not sure)

    Does anyone think any of these might end up being roosters? Also does anyone have an idea of what type the first two are? (reddish and black speckled ones) Three of the pictures are of the Ameraucana (lighter face) that I think could be a rooster. That one is the most outgoing and keeps trying to perch on my head.
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  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    Pic 1 looks like a Rhode Island red. From comb at 5 weeks chance it's a cockerel.

    I can't see any others the look like roos to me.

    Nice looking birds.
    But I see you have chicken math already.
     
  3. Lauryn229

    Lauryn229 Chirping

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    My Americauna girl jumps on my head too. She started doing it at 1 month old and still jumps a lot and high for a female. I think it’s their breed. Your Americaunas look like girls but becais :)
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Your Easter Eggers appear to be pullets. The red bird is probably a RIR and a cockerel. you will be able to tell more if/when pointy hackle feathers appear. The black/ gold bird is likely a Black laced gold Wyandotte pullet.
    My best guesses today. Ask again in a couple of weeks!
    Nice birds!
    Mary
     
  5. Nicole A.

    Nicole A. Chirping

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    Thanks for the guesses! I'll post pictures again once they are a little older. I'm really hoping that you guys are right about the EE birds. I can definitely already see how hard it is to stay with a low number of birds. In my mind I was going to have 6 for a year or two before getting more, but I already have 4 with 5 more on order.
     
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  6. Nicole A.

    Nicole A. Chirping

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    78D7ACCB-C1BD-4516-ADD7-F6EC1B97198A.jpeg 5E28D5B9-0CB0-4894-9830-8F6EAED72E34.jpeg 5C6BB02C-A4F8-46D0-84C4-9766777856DE.jpeg 08E2AD20-8178-4DCE-973C-FE516DB16ABC.jpeg 560E7DA6-6C58-4AF7-82B1-CFCBB3ED6355.jpeg Here are updated pictures. I think they’re ~8 weeks old now. Do they still look like pullets with the exception of the RIR Red bird?
     

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  7. Lauryn229

    Lauryn229 Chirping

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    Yes ! Look at the pea comb. Single row of peas is female and 3 rows is male.
     

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