*sigh!* Round 2 of MALE or FEMALE? :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by omi4500, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. omi4500

    omi4500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, BYC friends. I would again like to ask for your input & opinions about the sex of one of my teeny-boppers. In June, you were all very helpful (and correct!) in helping me determine that my BLRW was a rooster, and we rehomed him within a couple of weeks because we cannot keep roosters in our zoning. Boo! I thought that was our only roo.

    Ironically, though, within days of the BLRW leaving, the flock dynamics noticeably changed - and my Delaware pullet (previously "middle of the pack") moved right up into alpha hen position - without even protest from my barred rock pullet (the one that had been the flock leader up until then). I didn't think too much of that as I figured things would change a bit after the BLRW left. However, I was away all last week on vacation, and when I came home I found that the Delaware's comb and wattle had deepened in color - and the comb itself had grown taller. Hmmmf. Now I'm worried we may have another wee roo on our hands... or is this just a pullet that is more developed than the others? I am SUCH a newbie still, but my gut says cockerel. What do you think? :)

    FYI - I was told my babies were 1 week old on 4/27 when I bought them, so that makes them all about 15 weeks old now (this one never stops moving, so these are about as good of pics as I could manage via my iPhone this am). Thanks for taking a look!

    Some head shots of "Oreo"...
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    And some tail & back shots...
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    In the pic below, it's hard to see but there is a small bit of smudging about midway between the collar and the tail:
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    I would, of course, be thrilled if "Oreo" is a pullet - I really wanted a Delaware layer in my flock! *fingers crossed*
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I'm not very sure. I'd guess pullet.
     
  3. omi4500

    omi4500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullet would make me happy. Thanks for your feedback!
     
  4. omi4500

    omi4500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oreo laid an egg this afternoon! The first for our flock. Guess THAT answers the pullet/cockerel question! :))
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! That is great to hear! Light brown?
     
  6. omi4500

    omi4500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me, too.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think she is a pullet.
     
  9. omi4500

    omi4500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, guys! Oreo definitely turned out to be a SHE. She laid her first egg yesterday!! Woot!
     

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