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They were 4 hatched togther, this one is the only one that already has a red-ish comb while the other 3 still have yellow combs, is that not an indicator that it is a rooster?

If it turns out to be a pullet then this is the second rooster I've been given in a month that turns out to be a pullet. *sigh* And I still don't have a rooster
You're one of the few people who wants roosters!

I'm sure you can find one nearby by looking at the BYC Buy, Sell, Trade Section :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16182/animals-in-need-of-free-re-homing
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Two dogs and four cats.
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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post #12 of 15
I had the opposite happen! I actually paid for two hens,that turned out to be roos! I resold one and an older too i had,and kept the one that was more interested in the ladies. I feel your frustration though,at least roosters are easy to find! I would try finding one that already crows so you know for sure! Lol
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by grjonid View Post

They were 4 hatched togther, this one is the only one that already has a red-ish comb while the other 3 still have yellow combs, is that not an indicator that it is a rooster?

If it turns out to be a pullet then this is the second rooster I've been given in a month that turns out to be a pullet. *sigh* And I still don't have a rooster

At 16 weeks it isn't unusual for some pullets to have some coloring of the comb while others have none. Typically a cockerel's comb will turn red before 12 weeks. At 16 weeks they will have obvious saddle feathers and may have begun crowing.

 

Maybe you should play the lottery. To have not just one cockerel, but 2, turn out to be pullets!

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Originally Posted by grjonid View Post

They were 4 hatched togther, this one is the only one that already has a red-ish comb while the other 3 still have yellow combs, is that not an indicator that it is a rooster?

If it turns out to be a pullet then this is the second rooster I've been given in a month that turns out to be a pullet. *sigh* And I still don't have a rooster

At 16 weeks it isn't unusual for some pullets to have some coloring of the comb while others have none. Typically a cockerel's comb will turn red before 12 weeks. At 16 weeks they will have obvious saddle feathers and may have begun crowing.

 

Maybe you should play the lottery. To have not just one cockerel, but 2, turn out to be pullets!

.........and the squatting goes along with the reddening up of the comb.

Cockerels combs/wattles are often red at 5-6 weeks.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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That's a Pullet
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