pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1234567chicks, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. 1234567chicks

    1234567chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I apologize in advance for the colour. Took these pics at night time so I needed to use a light. If they don't work I can take more in the morning. This is rosemary, she will be 10 weeks old in a few days. Her breed is a pioneer. Is anyone able to let me know if they think she's a pullet or roo, as I'm not able to keep roosters in my area [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Appears to be a hen.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    If that is a Pioneer, with that small comb, presuming it is pale yellow in color, that is a pullet.

    Normally a full color, natural lighting photo is best, but you gave some background info that was helpful.

    LofMc
     
  4. 1234567chicks

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    Tomorrow I'll post some better pictures when's she goes outside. Thank you for your input
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    think she's a pullet also
     
  6. 1234567chicks

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    Okay so got some more pics this morning. I'd love to hear all of your guys inputs again

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  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Afraid I'm seeing pointy hackle feathers and a red comb. That's looking much more like a cockerel in the cold wintery light of day!
     
  8. 1234567chicks

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    Here's the parents... I was hoping the redness was just her breed
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  10. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not familiar with that breed (it's very pretty) but in general pullets don't develop a red comb and wattles until about 16 weeks..... even breeds with very large combs like leghorns. Cockerels usually start to redden up at about 5-6 weeks and then their plumage starts to change around 12-14 weeks. Hopefully someone will shout up and say that this breed is the exception to that and I'm wrong as you are clearly hoping for a pullet.
     
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