pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jill S, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Jill S

    Jill S Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 9 straight run Easter Egger's from a breeder. They are now 6 weeks old. I think I have at least 4 cockerels. First time buying 'straight run' chicks. Can you confirm. I will get better pics.
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You have one really obvious boy so far. It's still pretty early yet for the rest. Post again in two more weeks.
     
  3. Jill S

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    Is the obvious one the one with the biggest comb? The tallest one on right in bottom pic? I was just reading a thread about telling EE's apart from feather coloring/patterns.
     
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  4. jessivogel

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    Yup! That's the one!! [​IMG]
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes. Any chick with a bright pink comb by 10 weeks old is male. Pullets do not start to pink up in the comb until they are close to laying age.
     
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  6. Jill S

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    Of course, I think it is the prettiest black/brown one I have!
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pretty/flashy almost always means male. Females are usually plain or uniform in coloring/pattern to better camouflage when sitting on eggs.
     
  8. Jill S

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    In the 2nd to last pic, The black/brown one standing in front of the roo, is also a roo, I think, it has a comb already as well, but compared to the obvious boy, it's comb is paler. So maybe just maybe it turns out to be a hen. (Also one of my fave's)
     
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  9. Jill S

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    Here is a pic up close of each of the 9 chicks.

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    I held first 3 and tried to get comb & coloring. Hubby held the rest & thought I wanted just comb apparently.
     
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  10. Grub Digger

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    2 & 4 are boys, I don't see wattles on 8, but keep an eye on her...
     

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