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Got to be a rooster...right???

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I swear this 11 week old is a rooster but a more experienced person told me it's a pullet. He said due to the dark legs and beak, it's a pullet. I think it's a roo because it's comb is obviously larger than the others and it also has feathers on its tail that are getting longer. Just the feathers on the tip are a beautiful green and a bit longer. It is a mixed breed so below, I'm going to post a picture of the roo and hen that it came from, although I'm not sure exactly which hen as they are not my chickens. Any help would be greatly appreciated because if it is a roo, I want him gone. Thanks!

Edited by brandiskip - 2/28/16 at 6:03am
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85 % certain he is a cockerel.  If he is male, pointy hackle and saddle feathers should soon appear.  I think I can see them now, but am not 100 % on that.

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Trust yourself :). That's definitely a cockerel. That much comb at this young age indicates a male. Also, the leakage of color on the wings is a male trait. 

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Originally Posted by donrae View Post

Trust yourself smile.png . That's definitely a cockerel. That much comb at this young age indicates a male. Also, the leakage of color on the wings is a male trait. 
I agree.
1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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Thank you thank you thank you! I'm still fairly new to this and I 2nd guess myself. Especially when someone tells me differently. He looks like he will be beautiful one day but I just don't need him sad.png
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