Pullet or cockeral

Discussion in 'Chicken Stories and Images' started by Maryellen, May 10, 2018.

  1. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    I know i have 4 cockerals in this batch of

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  2. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    I might have more. 11 chicks were to be pulleys as i paid $4.99 specifically at the feed store for pullets. Ive already returned 1 cockeral and am now pissed i might have 4 or more cockerals. I will definitely want my money back on the cockerals when i return them. One is ok and i didnt ask for my 4.99 back. But 4 more or more? Im definitely asking for my money back.
     
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  4. Sylie

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    Last photo pullet they all look like pulleys to me what did you order them as
     
  6. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    I paid for all females. There are at least 4 males in the 11
     
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  7. Sylie

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    I'd be raising heck with them. Who did you get them from?
     
  8. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    I told the feed store once they mature enough im bringing them back to get my money back. I want to be 100% sure the ones i see as cockerals are cockerals. Im looking at them all now and i see 5 maybe 6 males
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Super Mod Staff Member

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    Can you specifically see a difference that would separate the boys from the girls?saddles forming?
    I absolutely envy that green grass.
     
  10. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    The 5 have longer tails and red pea combs. The girls that i can see have squarer tails and pink pea combs. Im still waiting a few more weeks to let them grow more.
     
  11. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! The grass has been cut twice , dam.rain is making it grow too fast.
    A few have small saddle feathers
     
  12. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The one looks like a chicken I have.If you lived closer I'd buy a roo.I'd be mad too,especially if I paid for pullets and received a bunch of cockerals.I think you're smart to wait until your sure but I thought I spotted roos,too.Those pointy tails give them away.
     
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  13. Maryellen

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    CQ i dont sell the roosters i give them away. I counted 5 with long tails with a possible 6th... now that they are outside in the growout pen they are growing fast (plus some of the long tail ones run to me in a not so friendly way so i know those are cockerals).. im going to wait a few more weeks then return them. Ive been keeping the feed store aware so that it isnt a surprise
     
  14. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    I spoke to the owner today, im bringing all the cockerals back in 2 weeks for my choice of store credit or actual pullets that he has out in their grow out coop yard
     
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  15. Sylie

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    I'm glad that they are doing right by you, that's awesome. I wish our's did that. You buy what you buy and if you aren't happy, tough.
     
  16. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Ive been buying from them for 5 years, they are a mom n pop store and i prefer to support local.
     
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  17. Nm156

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    Male pea combs usually will have 3 rows of peas,hens will usually have 1 row of peas.
     
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  18. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Nm156 what do you think on this one? . I have 2 more this color. The tail on this one has me thinking cockeral, but its comb is not red like the others

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  19. Nm156

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    I look at the combs.They usually develop before the saddles and hackles.Post 19 looks like a pullet.
     
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