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Pullet or Cockerel??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by akchickenman, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. akchickenman

    akchickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering if anyone has any guesses for this 12ish week Isbar/black ameraucana? At the 10 week mark I thought for sure pullet, but the way the tail feathers are coming in now I'm not sure.
     

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a pullet.
     
  3. akchickenman

    akchickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    :bow:wee:woot

    Thanks! Out of curiosity how can you tell? I am not good at telling them apart
     
  4. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet
     
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  5. andreanar

    andreanar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 12 weeks the comb and wattles would be bigger and definitely redder than they are. Also, I don't see any sickle feathers.
     
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  6. chicks are life

    chicks are life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also no splashes of random red or orange.
     
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  7. andreanar

    andreanar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, as chicks are life said above, Males will tend to have reddish splotches of color on there wings/shoulders.
     
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    chicks are life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any blue egg laying breed mixed with another breed is considered a easter egger.
     
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  9. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Her pattern is female specific, and she has a very small yellow comb. At this age male feathering would usually not be clearly visible.
     
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  10. akchickenman

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    Thanks! I know she is technically an easter egger, but I thought maybe her parents breed would help with any intricacies regarding the sexing.
     

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