Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CSWolffe, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. CSWolffe

    CSWolffe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City
    I know it might be a little early to be able to tell, but I have some concerns regarding my new chickies. The experts on here seem to be pretty darn knowledgeable about telling pullets from roos, at even a young age. I won't bring which ones I think might be roos, to avoid confirmation bias.
    Thank you in advance, you guys are awesome!
    Four chickies, about four weeks old. Two Wellsumers, two EEs.

    EE number one. Pullet or Roo?
    EE number two, pullet or roo?
    Wellsumer number one, pullet or roo?
    Wellsumer number two, pullet or roo? I know they look alike, but it's not the same bird.
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they are still a bit young to tell but they look like girls right now. id keep an eye on the 1st EE tho. Looks dark colored. And id keep an eye on the 2nd welsummer. I think i see wattles comming in
  3. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2011
    Tooele, Utah
    Hard to say for sure, but I think I see at least two girls. EE 2 looks pretty girlish to me, and so does Welsummer 1. EE 1 is a tough call, since I would say boy because of the legs, but I had an EE pullet that had very manly legs and was definitely a girl. Welsummer 2 might be a boy, but again, it's a tough call. Good luck!
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    roo, pullet, pullet, pullet.
  5. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    I say all girls! The welsummers are coloring in in the girly colors. A male would be darker red and black breast feathers. As I just sold one myself. Last year had 2 welsummer girls, so hadn't dealt with any boys till this year. And for the EEs...I say girls too....All of the boys that I have had ALL grew bright pink/red very young...just like Thor here...This is a brother and sister I had last year, same age, about the same as yours. :) Hope it helps! (female on left male on right)
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    You will have to post pics in about 4 more weeks so we can see who was right. I say all girls as well. :thumbsup
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    I see all girls, even the EE's comb would've pinked up by now if they were cockerels.
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Cockerel, pullet, pullet, pullet.
  9. CSWolffe

    CSWolffe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City
    Well, so far the consensus seems to be all pullets with a chance of EE number one being a roo. I'm ok with that. My plan was to get two of each, keeping one EE and one Wellie, and as long as I get two pullets out of it, I'm content. The kids have their favorites already, EE number two and Wellie number two.
    In a few weeks when it becomes abundantly clear what they are, I'll post new pics.
    Thank you all!

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