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8 week old Rhode Island Reds --- Pullets or Cockerels?

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We have 22 8-week old chickens from the local feed store, and they said they were 90% sure they were all pullets.  But these three seem to have more defined combs and tail feathers than the rest of the bunch.  Could they be little boys??   No crowing yet. smile
What do you guys think?
Thanks!
Laura

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I think all 3 are cockerels! I also picked up some RIR's from the feed store and got a cockerel, Good luck:)

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3 cats, 2 dogs, 1 frog and 50+ chickens, 2 Nubian goats, 1 Nubian Buck, 1 Saanen Whether.  I do love my silkies!
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post #3 of 8

I also say roos. All 3.

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Stacey- Christian homeschooling mom to 4 (11,10,7 and 18mos). Happy owner to 6 coturnix quail.
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post #4 of 8

RIR Laura  :

local feed store, and they said they were 90% sure they were all pullets


Well they were 100% wrong...  wink  There all cockerels...

Chris

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #5 of 8

3 boys hmm

1 great hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 big dogs, 2 little kitties, ponds, gardens, 7 chickens, 1 pot bellied pig, & 12 muscovies, 3 swedish, and 1 mutt duck! Life is GOOD! Make the best of it!
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1 great hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 big dogs, 2 little kitties, ponds, gardens, 7 chickens, 1 pot bellied pig, & 12 muscovies, 3 swedish, and 1 mutt duck! Life is GOOD! Make the best of it!
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post #6 of 8

All boys!

Girls: 1 BO, 1 RIR, 1BR. The Unknown: 2 fresh bantams. 1 Aussie, 1 Chihuahua, 1 bulldog/pit/curr, 1 kitty. 1 Boy & 1 Girl of the human variety..Married to my High School Sweetheart..Photographer..Nursing Student 

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Girls: 1 BO, 1 RIR, 1BR. The Unknown: 2 fresh bantams. 1 Aussie, 1 Chihuahua, 1 bulldog/pit/curr, 1 kitty. 1 Boy & 1 Girl of the human variety..Married to my High School Sweetheart..Photographer..Nursing Student 

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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!  Guess I'll have to find new homes for them.  sad  I heard Craigslist is a good way to relocate roosters.

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Originally Posted by RIR Laura 

Thanks everyone!  Guess I'll have to find new homes for them.  sad  I heard Craigslist is a good way to relocate roosters.


Craigslist is good. Sorry you have to get rid of them sad

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