Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by frgntd, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. frgntd

    frgntd Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been noticing for many weeks that one of my 14 week old White Plymouth Rocks is larger and more developed than her 2 sisters, but didn't put it all together until last night when I saw the longer tail feathers. They are supposed to be laying hens, but I'm pretty sure that this one won't be laying eggs! I've included a pix with one of the others for comparison. What do you think????





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  2. Mcfly76

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    Rooster
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a cockerel.
     
  4. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other white one in the first pic, from what I can tell, has a pretty red face for 3 and a half months old...
     
  5. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But the one you asked about is a rooster.
     
  6. frgntd

    frgntd Out Of The Brooder

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    So, when will I hear my first crowing? I have 6 hens that are 3 yrs old and lay intermittently. Along with this cockerel, I have 7 14 week old pullets (I hope!). Any pointers? I didn't expect this.....
     
  7. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends for the crowing. I've had roosters who were almost a year old before they started to crow, and right now I have two little bantam cross cockerels I hatched out about 2 months ago who started crowing at 1 1/2 to 2 weeks old. It just depends. For me it seems like bantam roosters start to crow earlier than Large Fowl roosters. For my banty boys, I usually hear their first crow at around 4 months old. My large fowl boys normally don't start crowing until about 5 to 6 months old, sometimes older. For me so far it has been about 2 months before their female hatch mates started laying. But this is just the average for what I have experienced. Some people may say differently.
     
  8. jessschlles4

    jessschlles4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All, I have 3 chickens I'd like to play Roo or Hen with. Please share your thoughts. All are older than 10 weeks. Brown is supposed to be an ameracauna, grey-black one is English Orpington- and a silkie. Ameracauna and English Orp have testy attitudes and sound they they are attempting crowing each morning. Silkie is anti social and the wattles and comb are starting to enlarge. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

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  9. donrae

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    I think the Orpington is a cockerel.
    The Easter egger is a pullet
    I'm not positive, but I'm thinking cockerel on the silkie.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae. Re:silkie, I usually ask for a face forward photo with crest pulled back to display comb. But, your guy has such a big goose egg for a comb, I don't think it's necessary.
     
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