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RIR and Amberlinks from TSC Michigan - cockerel?

post #1 of 7
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All of these were supposed to be pullets, they are 6-7 weeks old in the photo.  Thinking one of them is not like the others...do we have a cockerel?  Thanks!

 

post #2 of 7

:welcome Yes. Pullets don't get combs and wattles that size and that red at 6-7 weeks.

 

 

 

*Edited to clarify which one I was referring to - the RIR in the back.


Edited by TheKindaFarmGal - 5/20/16 at 12:45pm

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, 1 owl, 1 peacock, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 2 guineas, 50+ mutt chickens, lots of tilapia, koi, a pregnant Jersey and a heifer! No more quail.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, 1 owl, 1 peacock, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 2 guineas, 50+ mutt chickens, lots of tilapia, koi, a pregnant Jersey and a heifer! No more quail.

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

100%? or is there a (slim) chance Sue is a pullet? How long do we have until s/he starts crowing? 

post #4 of 7

:welcome

The RIR in the far back looks like a possible cockerel.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

bump

post #6 of 7
At 6 weeks, that much waddle development and the bright red color scream roo, but feel free to wait it out. Every roo is different with crowing. He might start trying soon, but it will sound really funny. He won't master the big crow until later. Mine normally don't until around 4 months... if that.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

His clucks definitely sound different than the other hens, much louder and flatter...We live in the city, so no roosters allowed.  Just trying to figure out how long we can keep him around for before he starts disturbing the neighbors.  Thanks everyone for the help!

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