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Potential rooster? - Partridge Rock

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I ordered twelve chicks from McMurray Hatchery this winter, four of which were supposed to be Partridge Rock pullets. I got them on Feb. 2, and so now they are about six weeks old. I know that you are supposed to wait until they are 10 weeks, but this little guy is killing me! The comb is so large and red compared to the others, and I think I may see the appearance of saddle feathers. However, no "wet" looking feathers yet. I sexed them all as girls, but I not a sexing expert. Here's some pics. Any early thoughts?

 

 

2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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I'd put that bird into the "boy pile".
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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That's a cockerel.

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You don't have to wait until ten weeks for partridge birds. His black breast clearly confirms his gender, if that big ol red comb wasn't enough :)

 

He's too young for saddle feathers, those come in around 12ish weeks at the earlier end. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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cockerel

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