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RIR.... Oliver or Olivia?

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We have 4 week old (just turned 4 wks) Rhode Island Reds, production pullets.  The chances of a cockerel are slim but one of the chicks has a larger, pinker comb than the rest.  And maybe wattle development?  The tail feathers are nothing descriptive and she wasn't cooperating with a full profile shot.  It is really too early to tell but we're taking bets. ;)  What do you think?  The "red-head" is included for comparison...she is the same age, all photos taken today.

 

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At four weeks nothing about this chick is screaming cockerel just yet -- the comb development/size is not as much an issue as color and this comb appears to be a nice pale yellow at this point and I am not seeing any real wattle development.  While a side shot would be helpful to assess the plumage on the body for any tell-tale dark patches, etc what I can see so far appears uniform in color. 

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Edited by Sauers003 - 4/15/16 at 10:59am
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Just updating photos of our questionable chick.  4 weeks, a day or so shy of 5 weeks. The weather was finally nice enough to take a brief excursion outside where the lighting is much better.  Plus, a photo bombing cattle dog.   :)

 

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