Sexed pullets- ya right! *PIC HEAVY*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenrandomness, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. i bought 6 chicks as sexed pullets from my local Purina, we made sure they ordered them as sexed pullets. but i've got 3 rooster suspisions

    Lacey- nearly 3 weeks old. SLW:
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    Olive- Nnearly 3 weeks old. EE: (her feathering has that roostery look for that pattern,; the white at the base of the feathers)
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    Scooter- Month old. RIR ( sorry for blurry pics;she would not stop moving)
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    Please help! we only have room for one rooster
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    [​IMG] Hey Adam! Well, the pics are blurry, but Scooter looks the most roosterish. Jury is out on the other two, but i'm leaning toward hen for the EE. SLW is just too undefined. [​IMG]
     
  3. to elaborate on the EE, Oliver and my suspision of her being a roo; i'm looking at sexing by feather sexing.

    see, according to her wing feathers, i'd expect her to look somewhat like this when grown up (picture is a dorking just to show feather color): [​IMG]

    notice no white on the wings.

    now heres the rooster version of this color (picture is another dorking to show feather color): [​IMG]

    note white on wings

    now, from my studies, it turns out, all chicks of this and similar color patterns of both genders start out like Olives feather pattern. As cockerels age, their wings start getting white over the pattern. this should help some confused people understand my suspision of Olive
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    ah! Well EE i know have some of the most varied color patterns of any breed. How does his/her comb look? Three row comb means roo, one row usually means hen... hope this helps, amigo!
     
  5. Quote:i know

    rows of the comb can determine genders? i'll check and see after a while, i'm researching at the moment
     
  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:i know

    rows of the comb can determine genders? i'll check and see after a while, i'm researching at the moment

    Yep, so i've heard. It only works on the pea combed breeds, though, like EE.
     
  7. did some research of past posts on RIR genders of similars ages. if Scooter was a boy, her comb would be larger. Scooter is a pullet! [​IMG]
     
  8. Tanichca

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    yay!!!! [​IMG]
    (why is it i'm the only one who replied to this....)
     
  9. rhs7111

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    I think your EE is a pullet, but regardless, it's far too early to "feather sex". Feathering sexing doesn't mean that every black and white EE is automatically a cockerel. I currently have a few black and white EE pullets! Feather sexing means that blotches of colors, most often red, on the wing areas suggest cockerels, and often those red blotches appear on black and white EEs---but NOT always. There are other colorations that turn out to be cockerels, and frankly, the color patching is more indicative of male feather patterning than is the basic black and white coloring. In other words, it's more about erratic wing coloration than background coloration. Right now, the photo of your EE shows a light partridge pattern, which is usually pullet coloration. In my opinion, the best method of sexing EEs is by looking at the comb, assuming your EE has a peacomb (and most EEs do). The last photo you posted, the RIR, is too blurry to ascertain gender but even with the blurry photo I don't see anything that suggests cockerel.
     
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  10. Missymac

    Missymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Above stated is true, I have a black and white pullet that most people thought was a roo when it was little, now it still pure black and white, and very much a little girl.
     

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