Pullet or Cockerel?

teira

Songster
May 15, 2018
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Pennsylvania
This was my first experiment hatching my own eggs in the incubator, I had almost a 4/6 hatch rate however one unfortunately passed away from hatching too early. I am now left with these three gorgeous birds, all from the same father and Penguin and Wheezy (given that name since his crow sounds like a wheeze) are full blooded siblings... except 2/3 are for SURE roosters because one crowed at only 2 weeks and the other one just started catching on today! They are only about 8 weeks old! (born July 7th) they are both so spunky! So tell me what you think about the 3rd one... a pullet or a cockerel? It's comb is definitely not bright red like Wheezy's I'm still so unsure, but lol! Please give me hope I have the worst luck with getting roosters :lau
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^ Wheezey (for sure cockerel)
EE x Black Australorp
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^ Dianne (for sure cockerel)
Black Star x Black Australorp
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^ Penguin (unknown)
EE x Black Australorp
 
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MsBentleyboy

Songster
11 Years
Jul 16, 2008
187
3
142
Kentucky girl
This was my first experiment hatching my own eggs in the incubator, I had almost a 4/6 hatch rate however one unfortunately passed away from hatching too early. I am now left with these three gorgeous birds, all from the same father and Penguin and Wheezy (given that name since his crow sounds like a wheeze) are full blooded siblings... except 2/3 are for SURE roosters because one crowed at only 2 weeks and the other one just started catching on today! They are only about 8 weeks old! (born July 7th) they are both so spunky! So tell me what you think about the 3rd one... a pullet or a cockerel? It's comb is definitely not bright red like Wheezy's I'm still so unsure, but lol! Please give me hope I have the worst luck with getting roosters :lau
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^ Wheezey (for sure cockerel)
EE x Black Australorp
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^ Dianne (for sure cockerel)
Black Star x Black Australorp
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^ Penguin (unknown)
EE x Black Australorp
I would guess pullet.
 

teira

Songster
May 15, 2018
77
100
116
Pennsylvania
That only works on specific chickens, but does not work on most breeds.
Yep, when they first hatched I checked and determined both the two cockerels were actually pullets and Penguin was the rooster, however the feather development seems to be reversed in this case!
 

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