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Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LJ33, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. LJ33

    LJ33 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2015
    Their tail feathers starting popping out pretty quick, much sooner than my previous chicks. So kinda made me wonder. Any thoughts?
    They were hatched feb 3rd, so just at 3 weeks.. 2 BO's and 2 Legghorns


    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Way too soon to sex. I've got some black sexlinks, I'm sure are pullets, in my brooder and they've got tail feathers already (hatched 8 days ago).
  3. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    Salish Sea Region
    I'm not sure, but the brown one standing upright closest to us I think is a roo.
  4. LJ33

    LJ33 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2015
    I'm fairly certain they were not sex'd before I bought them. I bought from different place this time and later found out they had been ordered from out of state, shipped at a day old.

    Of the 7 "sex'd" I bought last year, 1 ended up a Roo. I found him a home. I rather not butcher unless necessary
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
  5. peter98

    peter98 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2015
    too soon wait a couple weeks until you can see the saddle feathers ect.[​IMG]
    they will look something like this thinner looking feathers coming from the neck ect.
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