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Sure does look like a hen, but at 10 weeks of age with that comb and wattles-I think cockerel. A possible example of what I was telling the group not too long ago. For a short time some breed cockerels look like older hens and the unscrupulous use this to their advantage and sell their cockerels as hens.
 

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Sure does look like a hen, but at 10 weeks of age with that comb and wattles-I think cockerel. A possible example of what I was telling the group not too long ago. For a short time some breed cockerels look like older hens and the unscrupulous use this to their advantage and sell their cockerels as hens.
Thanks! I know time will tell and I’m being a bit impatient. We bought 6 hens of all different breeds but this one just doesn’t quite look like the others.
 

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I'm saying pullet, Nothing I'm seeing screams cockerel.
 

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Never mind….I didn’t notice your post about buying different kinds.

This video of 10 week olds shows a dramatic difference in the combs and waddles….
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Cockerel.


Um, other than the huge, developed, cockerel screaming, comb and wattles? ;)
The wattles are small, and pink, I'm not seeing any saddle feathers and the face looks like a pullet. But you can say what you want and I can say what I want and I still think pullet!:)
 

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The wattles are small, and pink, I'm not seeing any saddle feathers and the face looks like a pullet. But you can say what you want and I can say what I want and I still think pullet!:)
Here’s another picture from 2 weeks ago at 8 weeks old.
The wattles are small, and pink, I'm not seeing any saddle feathers and the face looks like a pullet. But you can say what you want and I can say what I want and I still think pullet!:)
Here’s another pic at only 8 weeks old.
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But only 1 way to find out is to listen for a crow or eggs.
 
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