Pullet or Cockerel

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kada6305, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,988
    72
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    Lucky s 4 weeks. he is a mix. Speckled Sussex rooster over a Red Sexlink Hen. I was thinking cockerel, but his comb isn't that big? he is feathering in slow like our cockerel did.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Here are his 3 week pictures:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    5,291
    627
    318
    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    It's really too early to tell at this age, but from your pictures (excellent pics, by the way!) I would say you have a ROO.
     
  3. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,988
    72
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    That's what I was afraid of. Darn. We don't have any room for anymore roosters. Only time will tell though, sure i'll be able to tell in another 4 weeks or so. Thank you :)
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    5,291
    627
    318
    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    I'm just curious by your post ... "we don't have any room for anymore roosters." How many hens do you have and how many roosters do you have?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,568
    1,165
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Sorry, but that does look like a cockerel.
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,988
    72
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    as of right now we have 1 rooster and 6 hens. They free range. Don't think our girls could take another rooster.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,607
    1,333
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    Looks like a cockerel to me, too.
     
  8. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,988
    72
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    That was my guess. Thanks :)
     
  9. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    5,291
    627
    318
    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    You are absolutely correct! You should only have 1 roo to every 10 or so hens. [​IMG] I hate it when I see some flock owners that have say 12 hens and 3 roos....yikes! Those poor hens!
     
  10. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,988
    72
    158
    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    yikes!! That is a scary thought!! We will be having a second rooster soon. BUT we are also adding hens. The rosoter and hens will be our silkie flock. Not sure if we are going to let both flocks free range together or not. We have 5 acres so plenty of room for them to get away from eachother, but you never know
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by