When are they old enough to tell it pullet or cockrell? + baby pics!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HB&B, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. HB&B

    HB&B Out Of The Brooder

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    They are only 6 days old, but wondering when I will be able to tell if they're pullets or cockrells? They are barnyard mixes.

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Too little for me to tell. Can you post again in a few weeks?
     
  3. HB&B

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    I sure can and definently will. My guess is that in the 2nd pic the one poking his head out the most is a roo and the rest pullets [​IMG] . we will see though. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have found that I am usually right when I "just have a feeling" that a particular one is a roo!!!!

    Like they act bossier, or just more energetic, etc.!!

    Enjoy them!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    For most breeds you can tell reliably by 6 weeks.
     
  6. NightCode

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    they look like mine. There a mix also I found the black beak ones are males. As for the half and half it's a toss up unless you sexed then 1 day old. Sorry hope there all pullets but just a heads up. Mine are Rooster barred rock, I have R I R, araconda,barred rock and buff orphington hens
     
  7. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some very cute little ones!
     
  8. HB&B

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    My black chicks are standard leghorn bantam mexi game cock mixes. The Bantams are Mexi game cock and bantam jap mixes. They've got a lot else in them too.
     
  9. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, after about 6 weeks it is very obvious. I just figured out both my BCM's are MALE!!!! UGH! AND one of my wellsummer pullets crowed! I seem to have an ever growing roo issue and I am going to have to learn how to dispatch them fast! My oldest Roo is destined for the pot! He is awful and I am sick of MEAN roos....I might keep these around and see if they are nice.
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