according to University of California-Davis Veterinary Care Program
Physical Characteristics (4-6 weeks of age)
a. Comb – The cockerels comb is medium size and pinkish, the pullets
is small and yellowish.
b. Legs – The cockerel’s legs are sturdy and long, the pullets are finer
c. Tail – The cockerel’s tail is stumpy and curved, the pullets is longer
d. Back – The cockerel has a thin line of stub feathers down the center of
his back, the pullet has more advanced feathering along the center
of her back.
e. Side of neck, flank and crop – The feathering in the cockerel in these
areas is poorly advanced, the pullets feathering in these areas is well
f. Wing bows – In the cockerel the wing bows are bare, in pullets the
wing bows are covered with small feathers.
|HOW TO TELL
Is this a Rooster or Pullet?