Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andora, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have 4 pullets, 2 roos, and this chick:



    The chick is a Brahma/Easter Egger cross. I think it's about 3 months old, I forgot when I hatched them!

    Reasons it could be a roo:

    -Head/neck feathers are darkening and glossy.
    -Tail feathers are droopy rather than straight like a pullet tail.
    -Haven't noticed that it has thick legs or any pointy saddle feathers.

    Reasons it could be a pullet:

    -Half Easter Egger, sometimes my EE pullets have droopy tails like that as chicks.
    -Comb isn't especially red or large, doesn't look nearly as red as the other 2 roos in the bunch.
    -Tail feathers aren't green tinted like the black tail feathers on the other two roos.

    What do you think?? At this point I guess I'm just waiting for it to crow or lay an egg!

    For comparison, this is one of the roosters of the same mix and same age:


    And this is a pullet of the same mix and age:

  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    It's a pullet.

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    I say it's pullet, I have a couple EE pullets that look just like her.

    I wouldn't have even known she was a cross if I hadn't saw the face of that roo and the feathers on the feet of the other pullet. She lools like a pure EE. lol
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    My first thought is pullet, but those saddle feathers look awfully suspicious. They look a bit pointed like roo saddle feathers, but it could just be the angle of her pose. [​IMG]
  5. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    I agree, a pullet.
  6. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    agree pullet
  7. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    Agree pullet
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:I agree. And EE's are tricky. You may have to wait until they lay eggs. [​IMG] Sorry to be no help.
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I'm really hoping for pullet! I was just out there staring at it intently and I kept thinking, "Yeah it looks like a pullet!" Then it would turn another way and I'd think, "Well maybe not."

    I am only leaning towards pullet because the other two roosters are all boy, there's no doubt that they are roos now. I'm not sure this mystery chick could be *that* slow developing, could it?
  10. WhitehartRabbitry

    WhitehartRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    I have 2 5 mo old EE roos- I thought they were pullets until just recently- they developed red, pointy saddle feathers.

    They were sold to me as pullets.

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