Pullet or Cockerel? New Picture Added!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Coastal-Chick, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Coastal-Chick

    Coastal-Chick New Egg

    Jan 30, 2012
    I am new to chickens, and raised these four from chicks. Early on I suspected the Barred Rock was a rooster, but was keeping my fingers crossed. However, he is lighter in color, his tail feathers are getting droopy, and I have seen him trying to crow. Lately someone has been making noise (not exactly a cock-a-doodle-doo) around 6:20 am. Since I have neighbors close by, I can't keep a rooster. I had the chance to re-home the Barred Rock yesterday, so I did. (UGH) The kicker is that today at 6:20, someone else made some loud noises! I need help with 1) confirming the Barred Rock is a rooster and 2) do any of the others look like roosters, or could they just be making "wake up & let me out of the coop" noises? Please give your input on the following: Barred Rock (Caramel), Buff Orpington (Milk), Dark Easter Egger (Chili), and Lighter Easter Egger (Clover). Thanks so much!

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2012
  2. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2010
    The barred was definitely a rooster. The orpington looks like it, too. Can you get a better shot of the whole bird? Your ee's are really pretty and look just like my EE hen.
  3. Coastal-Chick

    Coastal-Chick New Egg

    Jan 30, 2012
    Oh no, not Milk too! This shot is blurry, but shows her body better. Thank you!

  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I can only say with assurance that your barred rock is a boy. The rest all look like pullets to me. Even that BO.
  5. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY

  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    only cockerel i see is the barred rock, sometimes you will have hens that crow (so i've heard)
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    By the way, I adore your EE with the black beard! I want one EXACTLY like her!
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    The easter eggers are pullets, no doubt.
    I'm on the fence with that orp. The first pic looks like hackle feathers coming in, but no comb to speak of. Looking at the pics again, in the pic with the two ee in front and the bo in back, it does look like he has thick legs. I'm thinking it may be a roo. A nice full body profile shot would help, or you might just have to wait a few weeks. Roos will always out themselves lol.
  9. Coastal-Chick

    Coastal-Chick New Egg

    Jan 30, 2012
    Here is a better shot of "Milk." She is almost 15 weeks. Pullet? Please? [​IMG] Thanks for your help![​IMG]
  10. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    Yes, Milk is a girl [​IMG] all are girls except the barred rock.

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