Pullet vs Cockerel 6 weeks old new chicken mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ErinIowa, May 18, 2017.

  1. ErinIowa

    ErinIowa Just Hatched

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    I ordered 15 suppose to be females from a hatchery, 4 have me worried they are roos... 2 of them I'm 90% sure they are roos, the other 2 I'm not sure.
    #1 Cuckoo Maran pretty sure Paris is a Paul... 0517170746d-1.jpg 0517170746d-1.jpg 0517170747-1.jpg 0517170746c-1.jpg
    #2 Suppose to be a Cinnamon Queen.. Pretty sure Ginger is a George, 22nd pic Ginger is on the right.
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    #3 and #4 Dixie and Daisy the Tetra Brown twins... Not sure about either of these.
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    Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I think, at 6 weeks, these are all pullets....
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So far none of them are showing any obvious signs of being cockerels.
     
  5. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    I like to guess, so...I'm gonna agree with you on Paul and George. Can't get any read on the Tetra Browns yet. 4 out of 15 isn't so bad. I had 3 cockerels out of 8 sexed pullets. I loved those boys a lot anyway.
     
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  6. vachick15

    vachick15 Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome I don't really know anything about these breeds, but I don't think any are cockerels. Although, I don't know much about sexing chicks at this age so I can't be sure. I hope you find out, though! :)
     
  7. Gnfaz

    Gnfaz Just Hatched

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    Some pullets develop faster then their clutch mates. If you start seeing pointed saddle feathers (the ones in front of the tail area) then yes, it would be a roo. Rounded is hen. This holds true for most breeds.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think males are slower to feather out, and your photos show some nearly tailess chicks. Maybe potential cockerels.

    Do post on the "what breed or gender," thread and say how old they are in photos.
     
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  9. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    X2 thats what i based my wild guess on LOL. I hope you'll tell us how they turn out
     
  10. ErinIowa

    ErinIowa Just Hatched

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    All 4 were roos... And all 4 stood up to a fox protecting the pullets and didn't win.
     

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