Pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cason1479, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Cason1479

    Cason1479 Just Hatched

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    Hello! I've got a few 10-12 weeks birds out of my bunch whos gender I'm questioning. Any help determining their sex would be greatly appreciated. Breed is not a concern. Thank you!

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    Bird #2
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    Bird #3
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    Bird #4
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Birds #1, and #2 are pullets, #3 could go either way, and bird #4 is a cockerel.
     
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  4. Cason1479

    Cason1479 Just Hatched

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    That's better that I was expecting! Thank you. I'm brand new to this and trying to learn, could you explain your reasoning? I thought for sure my cinnamon queen, bird #1, would be a rooster, she's got the reddest, largest comb of all my chickens her age. And on bird #2 is it common for pullets to have tail feathers like that? That one sure acts like a rooster, but it's comb is very pale. Thanks!
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Oh yes, #1's comb screams rooster. But she's a Red Sex Link - it's genetically impossible for her to be male. If she was, she'd be white.

    #2 is a Dom Game. Gamefowl are bred for aggression; gamehens are just as likely to pick a fight with each other as any rooster.
     
  6. Cason1479

    Cason1479 Just Hatched

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    Interesting! Thank you, that's very helpful.
     

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