Pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrahmaBeauty, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. BrahmaBeauty

    BrahmaBeauty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm new to backyard chickens and I just wanted to know if my juvenile chickens are pullets or cockerels? I think they are around 10 weeks old. We have 2 brahmas and an Orpington cross. We are pretty sure that the first one is a pullet (the chestnut and white laced brahma) but I am not so sure about the other two. I can't have cockerels so I am really hoping that they are all pullets[​IMG]

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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the middle two possibly and the pea combs, for them a male will typically have 3 rows and females will have 1 row I don't know the accuracy of this but it has always held true for me
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry the black and white speckled ones are what I meant
     
  4. BrahmaBeauty

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    Thank you for replying!.. so to be clear there are 3 chickens - the middle one (black speckled)- you are saying that the way to tell if that one is hen or cockerel can be that single comb is pullet, multiple comb is cockerel- is that right?
     
  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no Im sorry I can be a bit confusing that is for the pea comb style it there are 3 rows of bumps male and if there is one row it is female for the single comb on the black and white one I'm thinking male.
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw the brown one had a pea comb and the red on the wings of the lighter colored one suggests it could be male too because the red on the wing is a male trait
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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    I don't see anything screaming cockerel at this point, judging by the fact that the combs are fairly small and there are no saddle feathers.
     
  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know I usually go by comb because my screen/eyes are fuzzy enough that i can't see whether the feathers are pointy or not
     
  9. rooster 2011

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    The first two pics or hens the third a roo and the last pic a hen
     
  10. BrahmaBeauty

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    Thank you, I am so hoping that BantamFan4Life is right..... they are not cockerel until they are cockerel, right? The dark speckled one has the large comb, the red/ golden one the upright "boy" stance ... any more views on what they are and, when can one tell? Thank you!
     

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