Pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Marme, May 20, 2016.

  1. Marme

    Marme Just Hatched

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    So I picked up three buff chicks at two weeks old. Two had tail feathers and long wings, the third had no tail and short wings. Now I'm still thinking Mr. No tail is a Roo but the other two I'm not sure about. Can anyone help me? They are 5 weeks old now.

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd say cockerel, pullet, and cockerel. [​IMG]

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  3. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Marme

    Marme Just Hatched

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    Ok guys, here they are at 14 weeks. Still not sure about two of them but I'm pretty darn sure #3 is a rooster. He's huge compared to the other two and has the biggest comb, thickest legs and more masculine looking head to me. I'm still holding out hope that #1 is a hen. She has the comb and wattles but they are smaller than the other two and her head is much more petite. #2 I still am not sure about, but I'm thinking rooster. I'm assuming I just won't know until they either crow or lay.... I need to know soon so I can rehome the roosters. My neighbors won't appreciate crowing! That and I'm sure my other three girls wouldn't appreciate being accosted by three boys! Thoughts??
     
  5. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they in the same order as the last pictures?
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All cockerels. They are much too red in the comb. Orpington pullets at 14 weeks would just be starting to pink up in the comb.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. TwinsLoveChicks

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