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10 Week RIR and Barred Rock Roo or Pullet?

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 Hello everyone,

 

I am a new chicken dad here. My wife finally talked me into getting a coop and a few girls for the backyard. We received our RIR and Barred Rock from a local hatchery less than a week old. He/She should be about 10 weeks right now and i'm fairly confident that we have a few Roos on our hands. I have a few friends that have small flocks, and they tell me not to worry because they have ended up giving away pullets because they thought they where Roos. I planned on waiting for a Coos before letting them go. Just want to be sure. 

 

 

Would love everyones input.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

New Chicken Dad

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They are cockerels.

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Those are both cockerels, no chance at all of them being pullets. If you don't have long term plans for them, I'd work on getting rid of them now. You're just going to pour more feed into them and not be able to recoup that cost and your labor. 

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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

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:welcome

 

Those are both cockerels, no chance at all of them being pullets. If you don't have long term plans for them, I'd work on getting rid of them now. You're just going to pour more feed into them and not be able to recoup that cost and your labor. 

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