Pullet or Cockerel? Need some help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Anndan, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Anndan

    Anndan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone! This is my first post here so I hope I'm doing everything right! Anyways..

    About a month ago my boyfriend and I purchased 8 baby chicks from a small local hatchery. We have 2 Ameracaunas, 2 Rhode Islands, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Speckled Sussex, and 2 Delawares. He said they were all 80% chance female. I had high hopes and was pretty convinced of this for the first month or so.

    One of our Delawares seems to be growing a bit bigger than the other. I also read somewhere that their stance can determine if they are a roo or not. One of them seems to have a pretty fluffy neck, the other growing long thin feathers. I have a few photos attached of them both, I apologize for the quality!

    It's probably too soon to tell but would love input, thanks everyone. ^^

    Here's a photo of all our chicks (minus one) enjoying the outside for few, so cute!

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    Here are the two in question!

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like pullets.
     
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    agreed
     
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to go the other way and suggest they are both cockerels although the photos are not ideal as they are blurred and the back ground colour makes seeing detail difficult.
    My reason for saying cockerels is that they both have noticeably thick shanks (the darker skinned one particularly) and big feet and there appears to be some pink in their combs(again the one with the darker skin.... the back one in the last photo), which would be more yellow at that age if they were pullets.
     
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  5. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet.The one standing is a possibility of cockeral...
     
  6. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the two chicks.breess?
     
  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess those two are the Delawares as they will most likely be the only white chicks from her list of breeds she bought.
     
  8. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delaware have black,not brown the wings or backn..
     
  9. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually,they are pure white..
     
  10. Anndan

    Anndan Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the photos! Yes they are both Delawares and the darker markings on them are black. I have yellow counter so I think they are messing with the photos a little bit.
     

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