Pullet or Cockerel? - Curious rookie chicken owner from Orange County!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JMammen, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. JMammen

    JMammen New Egg

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    This is our first time raising chickens and I think we've got 4 pullets, but one of our Barred Rocks (named Cutie) has been developing a red comb, so I'm wondering if she's a he. I'm going out of town soon and need to make sure none of them start crowing while I'm gone...that would be bad! These are pics at 11 weeks old, and there are two pics per chicken.

    Jumper (1) - Easter Egger
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    Jumper (2) - Easter Egger
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    Ligtning (1) - Easter Egger
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    Lightning (2) - Easter Egger
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    Pecker (1) - Barred Rock
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    Pecker (2) - Barred Rock
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    Cutie (1) - Barred Rock
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    Cutie (2) - Barred Rock
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    Thanks for your help with this!
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Lucky you, I'm seeing ALL PULLETS! Was suspicious of Cutie but don't see any hackle or saddle feathering.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    One of my bantams has always had a pink comb (my broody hatched her) but she's a girl. She started sprouting wattles and really reddening up at 10 weeks old. 11 weeks is perfectly acceptable for girls to start growing their combs and wattles. Some mature faster than others. A barred cockerel would look whiter with finer black barring. Your barred girls both look darker like they should. You have a beautiful bunch.
     
  4. JMammen

    JMammen New Egg

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    Glad to hear that they are pullets! One more question...The two chickens that I think are Easter Eggers were sold as Ameraucana's. They're not Americana's, right?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All pullets, two Easter eggers and two barred Rocks. Pretty little flock [​IMG] Personally, I don't usually care for white birds, but the white EE with the blue legs are so pretty to me.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    all pullets - yippee!!
     

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