Seriously confused.. cockerel or pullet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JennaGee, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. JennaGee

    JennaGee Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    24
    Dec 12, 2014
    New Zealand
    I was so sure this was a pullet because it has no comb, but then it started developing a tail like this. It's 14 weeks old, mix between black opington rir and leghorn, please help [​IMG]
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    9,946
    2,925
    421
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I can sympathize with your anxiety over this. Fourteen weeks is the age where you think you have the gender nailed one day, and the next, you aren't sure again. It can be maddening!

    Your chick has the stance of a cockerel. But the washed out head gear is throwing me off from taking a real stab at it. A cockerel should have a redder face and wattles.

    You really should go to this forum and post your photo. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this You will get a lot more better guesses than on this forum.
     
  3. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,336
    260
    168
    Oct 5, 2014
    Georgia
    I'm going with pullet. By 14 weeks there should be something going on around the head.
     
  4. Clucksandgiggle

    Clucksandgiggle Chillin' With My Peeps

    178
    42
    76
    Dec 14, 2014
    Wisconsin
    It's times like this that would be nice if the boys had, um, tradtitonal parts...for easy identification. Like a dog!
     
  5. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

    2,833
    618
    301
    May 25, 2010
    NW Georgia
    ain't that the truth!

    [​IMG]

    I was in conversation the other day with a breeder who is selling chicks straight run. My fear is if I buy 6, 4 of them wind up being roos, LOL I wouldn't mind ONE, and of course I suppose I could go and TRY to buy roos, so then they'd wind up being hens. does that reverse psychology thing work on chicks?
     
  6. Sambi89

    Sambi89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    531
    86
    128
    Mar 5, 2014
    St. George, UT

    I'm almost positive she's a pullet. I have a few EEs that have tails that curve so much I was sure they were both boys right up until they layed eggs. She only has the tail issue, like others have said no comb and waddles, but also no saddle feathers is a big indicator for me. Good luck!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by