Truth or myth

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

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was told if you see a chick tuck it's head under it's wing it's a pullet. Any truth to it? I think I have a roo but he's tucking his head.
     
  2. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. I have a young roo who sleeps with his head under his wing.
     
  3. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see pullets/hens sleep like that more often, but I've had roo's do it too...
    I dunno...maybe there is some truth to it.
    Like...not always a pullet, but most often? [​IMG]
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's a myth but at the very least, unreliable. All of my chicks tucked and one is now obviously a cockerel.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Put it in water & if it floats, it's a ,...... wait...... that's eggs. [​IMG] Nevermind. [​IMG]
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    myth [​IMG]
     
  7. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is it a witch or a duck!? [​IMG]
    Sorry...sorry...I had to.
     
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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