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The Moment of Truth, Do I have Pullets or Cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheBantyCoop, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. TheBantyCoop

    TheBantyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    It's time that I ask the question: what gender are my girls? I took some photos of my girls in front of my lemon trees, for the purpose of determining an answer to this question. So what do you think, boys or gals?

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    They are around ten weeks in the photos.
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Annie is a cockerel. No one else is pinging the roo-dar.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; Annie looks like your only cockerel. :eek:)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree Annie is really ANDY
     
  5. TheBantyCoop

    TheBantyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, that's too bad! I hope I am able to find a good home for her/him if she/he is a roo, as I am not aloud to have one. I have not heard any of them crowing yet, but I don't know if that helps. When will I be able to tell if Annie is a cockerel for sure? When would the crowing start?

    The picture kind of messes with Annie's tail too, makes it look more curved when its just messy. I guess I might just be denying that she/he is a rooster, Annie is the friendliest. :(
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    Annie is a cockerel, but if you wait for a crow for confirmation, you could be waiting quite a while. Cockerels typically start crowing from 4-5 months old, however sometimes considerably later, and on rare occasions, one will not crow until it is nearly a year old.
     
  7. TheBantyCoop

    TheBantyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, well thanks. It's a sad night for me, any ideas on finding a good owner for him? [​IMG]

    I'm going to wait as long as I can, but once the crowing comes I'll be jammed.
     
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  8. donrae

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    It's hard to find homes for cockerels, so I'd start sooner rather than wait until it's an emergency to get rid of him. Crowing will come sooner or later. What we're going off right now is that large comb and wattles for the age. a female bird just isn't going to have those at this age, period.
     
  9. Rhodebar Lover

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    I agree.
     
  10. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had very good luck giving roo's away using a regional chicken page on Facebook. Check and see if there's a chicken related page on Facebook for your city, county, or state.
     

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