PUllet or Roo ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ging3rhoffman, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I have a 2 week buff orp that runs up to the Much bigger 5 week old white rock roosters and does a chest to chest stand off and then flys or runs away. I didnt know if the little pullets acted like the roos or not. The reason i ask is because my 2 buff orp and 2 black assies are suppose to be pullets. They came from Mt healthy and I hope they sexed them right. The other little buff plays the same game but not near as often as the other buff. What do you think?
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Could be a cockerel but it really is hard to tell without seeing pics of it.

    The chest bumping thing does point in that direction though.
  3. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I thought the chest bumping thing might mean it is a rooster. He/She is just to little to tell, but its just so disapointing when you get pairs of "pullets" to be your laying hens and you get attached and then cant keep them. Then you dont end up with the number of hens that you wanted. Someone had posted that mt healthy hatchery had trouble sexing their chicks. I wish i had know that before i bought from them.[​IMG]
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Two-week-old chicks of both genders will do the chest-bumping thing. It's the beginnings of the pecking order wars. So don't give up hope that it's a girl... my fingers are crossed for you! [​IMG]

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