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Should i be worried?!?!?

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One of my 4 chicks (which i believe are all pullets) is larger than the other three and their comb is a darker red then the others! Should i be worried that this is a roo it might be that it just is a few days older than the others as i got them off craigslist. 

thanks for any help!!

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post #2 of 8
It could be older but it could diffently be a rooster does it have saddle
Feathers hackle(pointed neck) feathers or sickle feathers (if he/she is 4months old you can surely see the saddle feathers).
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Originally Posted by Jesusfreak101 View Post

It could be older but it could diffently be a rooster does it have saddle
Feathers hackle(pointed neck) feathers or sickle feathers (if he/she is 4months old you can surely see the saddle feathers).

It could be a little early because they are only around  4 weeks old

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Ah then yeah. I know that a dark red come could be a rooster but i had females that had darker comes then the only rooster we got so i say wait and see if they devolope saddle feathers thats the best way honestly. Our rooster developed his saddle feathers at four/three months old.
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Ah then yeah. I know that a dark red come could be a rooster but i had females that had darker comes then the only rooster we got so i say wait and see if they devolope saddle feathers thats the best way honestly. Our rooster developed his saddle feathers at four/three months old.

Ok thanks!

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At four weeks old pullets combs are small and orange, roosters are usually already pink. Also pullets feather out faster, little roosters are a little slower.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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At four weeks old pullets combs are small and orange, roosters are usually already pink. Also pullets feather out faster, little roosters are a little slower.

yes they have all feathered quick to me but this is my first time!

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I wish mine had played by that rule. It would have been nice to have known little brats i kept thinking we had three or more roosters and only had one lol. They so funny i think they liked messing with me they stalk me now and demand attention.
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