Pullet or Roo - what do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yellowbttrflies, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. yellowbttrflies

    yellowbttrflies New Egg

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    Here are some pics of our almost 8 week old chicken. What do you think - pullet or roo?[​IMG]

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    My first thought was Pullet but when I saw the 5th pics, got my doubts & say possible Cockerel. Waiting to see what others think... Pretty bird.
     
  3. Kim Z

    Kim Z Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with chicknanny13. I think you may need to wait a few weeks to see some other signs. My gut feeling is pullet, but...
    Those muffs are adorable!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think cockerel. That's just too much red in the comb at this age.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That is a lot of red pretty sure it's a cockerel
     
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  6. ChickNanny13

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    Ok if donrae & divastick diva say cockerel it proabaly is, Kim Z noticed all that red ....4x Cockerel, sorry if that's what you weren't hoping for :(
     
  7. yellowbttrflies

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    I've been on the fence...and it seems like some of you are as well! There are some signs that make me think rooster (really pink comb), but then there's other things that make me think pullet (no sign of wattles). I was hoping by 8 weeks that there would be more definitive signs, but we may have to just keep waiting! Thanks for all of your thoughts.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    With that rose or mixed comb, you're not going to get a lot of wattles, especially at a young age. Straight combed birds get huge wattles, other styles, not so much. Google pics of Wyandottes, Buckeyes, Brahmas, Dominiques, etc and check out how small the wattles are on even the mature roosters.
     

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