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Pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by albodean, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. albodean

    albodean Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I'm pretty sure this is a pullet but just a few doubts as she has much bigger comb and wattles than my other girls, she is slimmer/taller and makes more noise. She is 24 weeks old.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, pullet. Looks like you should be getting eggs literally any day now [​IMG]
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2, should be laying any day
     
  4. albodean

    albodean Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks both, was hoping that was the case! She's looked like this for quite a while now and still no eggs, think the days might be too short for her to start now [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    point of lay pullet
     
  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet, sure she does not have a secret nest?
     
  7. albodean

    albodean Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't say I've looked but I only let them out of their run to free range at around 12pm and from what I've read she'd usually have laid by then?
     
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    What time of day they lay can vary and usually does. I have many afternoon layers. And some of my girls don't sing to show me where they could be hiding a nest. Usually the first egg of the cycle will start early and get later each day until late afternoon. Then they take the next day off and get started early again the day after that. If I have someone in the box at 4 in the afternoon when I go to collect eggs, I know I won;t get an egg from that girl the next day.

    But agreed, she does look close! [​IMG]
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Also, for my own practice.... I am guessing Light Sussex or Columbian Rock, am I anywhere close? Thanks
     
  10. albodean

    albodean Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have a look around where she usually goes! If I find she has been laying somewhere, what can I do to make sure she lays in the nesting box in future? And she is indeed a Light Sussex!
     

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