Pullets or cockerels? Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Phoebe13, May 25, 2017.

  1. Phoebe13

    Phoebe13 New Egg

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    We've been raising these 2 since they were day old chicks. They came from a reputable local feed store that said they were females, but I know mistakes can happen. Twice now over the past few days I've heard what could be attempts to crow, but I'm not sure who is making the sound. It could even be a neighbor's flock, but that is probably wishful thinking. Could either of these "pullets" really be a male? One is an ameracana and the other is a delaware. I'm going to have to find a new home is one is a male becaus ei can't have roosters in my area. My daughter will be so sad! Ugh. IMG_20170525_081039553.jpg IMG_20170525_081039553.jpg IMG_20170525_081133285.jpg IMG_20170525_081238086.jpg IMG_20170525_081238086.jpg IMG_20170525_081644146.jpg
     

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  2. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    How old are the?
    That Delaware is showing a bit of red...
     
  3. Phoebe13

    Phoebe13 New Egg

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    They are about 12 weeks old
     
  4. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Hmm...I'm going to have to say cockerel on that Delaware.
    Most likely Pullet on the EE
    But others may have diffrent Opinons....
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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    They look like two pullets to me :)
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look like pullets to me as well.

    Are you sure you heard crowing attempts and not just some chatter?
     
  7. Phoebe13

    Phoebe13 New Egg

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    I could be wrong and I hope I am. But it sounded like the early crow attempts that were made by the one rooster I had about 4 years ago. That one was supposed to be female too and I ignored the crowing. I also ignored when "she" mounted my other chickens, grew long pretty feathers, and a big comb. I was in total denial. Now I'm paranoid. I've hear the sounds from this "pullet" twice. I hope it was just crazy chatter but it sure sounded like she wanted to crow. I'm not going to find her a new home until I know for sure. We are attached to these cuties.
     
  8. PirateGirl

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    my Delaware is about 14 weeks and her comb is growing but it's still yellow. Nothing about yours really screams rooster, but keep an eye on "her" for sure, yours looks a bit more mature in general, nice feathering etc.
     
  9. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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