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:

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    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:

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

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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a pullet.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    I agree, a pullet.
     
  6. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    agree pullet
     
  7. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree pullet
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    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

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    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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