Roo or pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamastevo, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. mamastevo

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    Okay i just picked up all these girls today. They are 5-6 months old and I'm a complete novice to this. Is this big girl a girl?!? I'm getting nervous that she may be a he
     
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  3. jenk5810

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  4. mamastevo

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    The feathers are rounded so that's why I thought female but the more I look at her compared to others I'm rethinking it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would put them more at about 4 months of age and, yes, that is a cockerel. Notice the advanced coloration of the comb/wattles and the glossy, dark patches in the feathering - as well as the stance? Being a bit younger than estimated also explains why the saddle/hackle feathers have not really come into their male characteristics just yet - but they will be along in the next few weeks.
    Hate to say it, but would like to see a better shot of the red bird behind this one as well -- have some suspicions on what can be seen.
     
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  6. jenk5810

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    I see pointed saddle feathers coming in on his back right in front of his tail and hanging over his sides in the last pic. Sure sign of a roo. A pretty roo though [​IMG]
     
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    They were born in November. Just don't know if beginning or end of the month. I counted the months wrong, so 4/5 months is correct. The red one behind it is an ameracauna.I don't have a good picture of it at the moment only a butt shot[​IMG]
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

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    The red bird is also a cockerel.
    Did the seller represent them as all pullets (female)?
     
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  10. mamastevo

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    And yes, they were sold to us as pullets
     

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