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 Post subject: Sex of pekin chicks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:49 pm 
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I was wondering if people could confirm what I suspect, that all of these chicks are cockerals? They are 2mths old.

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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:22 pm 
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i dont agree with you here as i think there are at least 2 pullets i can see are you talking about all or just the pekins


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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:25 pm 
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just the three pekins in the front. Cant tell you how elated I would be if there were two pullets!

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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
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i have pekin ckls the same age as yours and they have more comb development i am going out on a limb here and going to say to say there is only one i have doubt about being a pullet
is the one with its back to us but i am leaning to all 3 being ladies but as i said uncertain about 1 hope im right now i have raised your hopes.What made you think you had all ckls


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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
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I was just comparing comb and wattle development to older pullets I have had and the older pullets from memory had less... i also thought they looked kind of pinkish already... and then their is murphy's law :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
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i'm not convinced you have three cockerals.. i would say all three are girls or atleast two.

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These are the same age as mine and they look like all girls to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:42 pm 
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haha what an embarrasingly poor guess of me :oops:
im coming here for opinions from now on- i end up with more pullets :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
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if they were ckls they would be red by now with more developed combs so cheers you have 3 little ladies


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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:19 pm 
3 pullets and at least one of the indians behind is too.

:lol: now you need a ckl to help with getting a millie.


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Really lovely looking chicks :thumbs:
I'd be happy with making a mistake like that, unless of course you had culled them thinking they were males :shock:
Do you need any help with telling the sex of the indians behind ? :mrgreen:
Well I can't help :lol: but would love to see pictures of them, are they jubilee?


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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
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yeah they are jubilee booth. i will try to get pics of them later today... they are from ruffs eggs too.

ruff any advice as to what i should look for in a cockerel around here or am i better off waiting until the weather is kinder and trying to get one from eggs again?

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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:28 am 
didn't feathered friends get 3 ckls out of my eggs? that would be a start. watch them grow for now as they have a fair bit of changing to do. i would go for partridge if you can find a pullet breeder with lots of red on its breast. a partridge being a black red is very easy to mistake for a wheaten bred one and most sellers of them have not a clue.


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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
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my 3 year old expert (we have 2 pekins ;) ) says the middle one is a boy, the other two are girls :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sex of pekin chicks
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:58 pm 
tell your 3 year old expert to keep trying and loving them and watch out in a couple of years she is going to have the perfect henfeathered one to confuse all. they confuse me already. i will be putting some photos up soon of one particular one.


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