Pullet or Cockrel Please Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pcreel, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. pcreel

    pcreel Out Of The Brooder

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    Do both cockrels and pullets take dirt baths or enjoy the bath the same?
    I have a mixture of 30 youngsters aprox. 2 1/2 months old. Both Bantams & standards EE, orp, legg, rir, barred rock, crest, sultan,
    I'm having a difficult time with "Which ones are pullets or cockerls"
    I can only keep 10-15 and want to make the best choice.
    I can only keep pullets...
    I placed a couple pans of fresh soil with them today and only 10 seemed to be having a blast. All the others were either lightly pecking at them or not interested.
    Also, I read how the males will stand alert when there is a loud noise and the pullets will crouch down.
    The same dirt rollers were cornered and snuggeled down while the others were errect and alert when the lawn crew came the first time to care for the lawn.
    Can I assume these few are pullets?
    I could share some pics.
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  2. jenifry

    jenifry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics would be very helpful. Behavior isn't always the best indicator. I have a 3 year old hen who thinks she's a rooster... I think she's even ashamed to lay eggs, she waits until everyone else is out of the coop. [​IMG]
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    yepp, no way to say without pics
     
  4. pcreel

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    Figured it's not going to be easy.
    I'll take pics and post this weekend.
    Thanks.
     
  5. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree you can't tell with behavior, I have several girls who stand at attention when they hear or see something they think is a threat!
     
  6. pcreel

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    Ok, posted a few pics.
     
  7. pcreel

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    Ok, posted a few pics.
     
  8. pcreel

    pcreel Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, posted a few pics.
     
  9. pcreel

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    Ok, posted a few pics.
     
  10. pcreel

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    Ok, posted a few pics.
     

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