Pullet or Cockerel

becmiester

Hatching
Jun 10, 2020
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Hello. My husband and I are new to raising chickens. We hatched 7 out of 7 eggs and now have 7 six week old chickens. We have been going back and forth on who is a Pullet and who is a Cockerel. Any help/guidance would be very much appreciated!
The breeds are a barnyard mix- barred, Easter eggers. We looked at primary and secondary feathers at a week old. We have watched when tail feathers have come in... based on that we thought we had one Roo (blk w/white spots) But now with combs coming in wondering if we have more. Thoroughly confused!
 

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becmiester

Hatching
Jun 10, 2020
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2, 3, 4 cockerels. 1, 5, 6, 7 pullets.
Hi thanks for responding! We are trying to gain a better understanding, could you elaborate on what you were looking at to reach those conclusions? Was it just the red combs or anything with the feathers or waddle? Thanks so much!
 

chickity-chick

Songster
May 1, 2020
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Hi everyone could you help me determine my chicks sex? They are also 6 weeks old and I am stumped too! Its so hard for me!

I have 2 BCM chicks both 6 weeks and some change but there are some pretty big differences between the two and I am so confused as to which one is a pullet and which could be a little roo. I’m hoping for two pullets! Im a first time chicken owner so sexing is really difficult for me! I would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Sniffles is a lot bigger and heavier that Poppy, also I believe sniffles has bigger feet than poppy as well. However comb is a light pink and yellow at the top and so are wattles. But they are reddish too just not as red as Poppys? Sniffles has slight copper at the neck but very very slight and on only 2 feathers. Sniffles had late tail feather development when younger and has always had a "rounder" tail as you can probably tell bellow. When Sniffles was little the tail had lots of "fluffs" but not feathers then when feathers did come in there weren't a lot and it held on to a lot fo the "fluffs if you know what I mean. Sniffles has always had fluffier feathers that fluff up a lot. Sniffles will often times fluff his/her feathers and make them stand up a bit. Poppy is smaller than Sniffles. Poppy has a redder comb and redder waddles, but they are pretty red in my opinion. Poppy has gold feathers at the neck and has started getting some gold in the wings. Poppy is a sweet chicken so temperament I haven’t really seen much aggression. Poppy and sniffles have flown into each other and bumped chests before but it’s not frequent and I don’t really know if this is a sign or not because my two for sure red sex link pullets have done these too. Sniffles is the more aggressive one in comparison to Poppy but neither of them are actually aggressive. (The other two chickens seen in the background are Lucille and Dixie and they are red sex link pullets. :) Thank you again everyone who can help me!

Sniffles (Subject #1):
View attachment 2186688 View attachment 2186707 View attachment 2186704 View attachment 2186709

Poppy (Subject #2):


View attachment 2186748 You can see the gold in neck here a bit.
View attachment 2186772 View attachment 2186776 You can kinda see the faint gold bellow the white spot on the right. It is like gold speckles coming in on the wing feathers. This just began coming in this week



The two together:
View attachment 2186728 Sniffles on the right and Poppy on the left. You can see how much bigger Sniffles is.

View attachment 2186736 Sniffles top right. Poppy top left.

Thank you all who can help!
 

Mamatomany123

Crowing
Mar 14, 2020
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Hi everyone could you help me determine my chicks sex? They are also 6 weeks old and I am stumped too! Its so hard for me!

I have 2 BCM chicks both 6 weeks and some change but there are some pretty big differences between the two and I am so confused as to which one is a pullet and which could be a little roo. I’m hoping for two pullets! Im a first time chicken owner so sexing is really difficult for me! I would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Sniffles is a lot bigger and heavier that Poppy, also I believe sniffles has bigger feet than poppy as well. However comb is a light pink and yellow at the top and so are wattles. But they are reddish too just not as red as Poppys? Sniffles has slight copper at the neck but very very slight and on only 2 feathers. Sniffles had late tail feather development when younger and has always had a "rounder" tail as you can probably tell bellow. When Sniffles was little the tail had lots of "fluffs" but not feathers then when feathers did come in there weren't a lot and it held on to a lot fo the "fluffs if you know what I mean. Sniffles has always had fluffier feathers that fluff up a lot. Sniffles will often times fluff his/her feathers and make them stand up a bit. Poppy is smaller than Sniffles. Poppy has a redder comb and redder waddles, but they are pretty red in my opinion. Poppy has gold feathers at the neck and has started getting some gold in the wings. Poppy is a sweet chicken so temperament I haven’t really seen much aggression. Poppy and sniffles have flown into each other and bumped chests before but it’s not frequent and I don’t really know if this is a sign or not because my two for sure red sex link pullets have done these too. Sniffles is the more aggressive one in comparison to Poppy but neither of them are actually aggressive. (The other two chickens seen in the background are Lucille and Dixie and they are red sex link pullets. :) Thank you again everyone who can help me!

Sniffles (Subject #1):
View attachment 2186688 View attachment 2186707 View attachment 2186704 View attachment 2186709

Poppy (Subject #2):


View attachment 2186748 You can see the gold in neck here a bit.
View attachment 2186772 View attachment 2186776 You can kinda see the faint gold bellow the white spot on the right. It is like gold speckles coming in on the wing feathers. This just began coming in this week



The two together:
View attachment 2186728 Sniffles on the right and Poppy on the left. You can see how much bigger Sniffles is.

View attachment 2186736 Sniffles top right. Poppy top left.

Thank you all who can help!
If they're both 6 weeks old then I say cockerels.
 

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