Tetra Tint - ~3 weeks old - gender help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lurach, May 4, 2011.

  1. Lurach

    Lurach Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to separate my Tetra Tint from the other chicks because it's so much bigger and was picking on my littlest banty. So I have "her" in another brooder box, and about half an hour ago I heard what sounded like a strangled kazoo come from that box. It happened again a bit ago. Could my TT pullet be a roo? Here are some pix I took on Sunday and yesterday:

    Dinner (Tetra Tint, apx 3 weeks)
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    Any guesses?
     
  2. lovebabychicks

    lovebabychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like my three Tetra Tint pullets. I have one that keeps pecking at my Mille Fleur bantam's back so I had to take my Mille Fleurs and seperate them.
     
  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
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    I'm not sure I just picked up 12 three weeks ago and they all seem to have larger combs then the other breeds I even heard that they grow "headgear" earlier than other breeds all mine look about the same size just maybe a bit smaller combs I have 1 for sure roo he charges me when I reach my hand in the brooder and bites me plus the comb is 3 times bigger than the others.
     
  4. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me no red on the comb. She is probly just making noise wondering where the banty went.
     
  5. Lurach

    Lurach Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all! It makes me feel better, because I can't keep a roo where I live. I forgot to mention in the original post that she's been displaying what I'm assuming is chest bumping behavior (running or "flying" up to another chick with her chest puffed out). That's another reason I was worried she might be a roo. Is it typical for a pullet to take on roo behaviors if there isn't a roo present? I'd heard about crowing, but not other behaviors. Thanks again! This forum is so very helpful to those of us who are new to raising chickens.
     
  6. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GIRL - My TT are bullies to my banties too [​IMG]
     
  7. Lurach

    Lurach Out Of The Brooder

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    Whew! I'm glad to hear that. Dinner picks on both my banties, but more on the tiny one (Penguino, shown in the last picture).
     
  8. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dinner - what a name! [​IMG]
     
  9. Lurach

    Lurach Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, my kids have an odd sense of humor. =P
     
  10. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
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    you're not going to eat Dinner, are you [​IMG] it's so cute
     

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