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Roo or Pullet? 8 week old Red Sex Link or New Hampshire

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Could you please tell me if you think this is a girl or a boy?  The chick is about 8 weeks old now and is very docile.
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post #2 of 21

I'd say that is a hatchery quality RIR or a production red and if it really is only 8wks, I say it's a roo.

Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, six goats, four sheep, four dogs, a bunch of chickens, 10 guineas, and 8 ducks. We relocated to Virginia in 2013 and are working to start our farm back up.
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post #3 of 21

The comb,wattles and big feet indicate it's a rooster.

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open." - Arnold H. Glasgow
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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open." - Arnold H. Glasgow
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post #4 of 21

RIR and NH cockerels usually have redder combs and wattles at 8 weeks.  I'd hold off on judging just yet...my bet would be pullet.  If you search RIR or New Hampshire, you'll see quite a few pics of pullets with combs like that at 8 weeks.

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post #5 of 21

That is not a Red Sex Link.  I don't see the white feathers it.  I'd guess pullet at this point.

post #6 of 21

Roo

post #7 of 21
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How about the tail feathers. There's a little curl in them, which makes me think roo.  But the behavior is really not cockerel like.

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post #8 of 21

Rooster

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

Join us for the Easter Hatchalong!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/949763/the-6th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_14699510

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

Join us for the Easter Hatchalong!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/949763/the-6th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_14699510

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post #9 of 21

Roo

Loving my mixed flock. 

How I beat feather picking. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6586027#p6586027

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Loving my mixed flock. 

How I beat feather picking. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6586027#p6586027

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post #10 of 21
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Here's Big Red at 13 weeks.  Any chance for this to be a pullet?
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54660_big_red.jpg

30-something, former city girl settling into a life in the country, without a job, but with a dog, four cats, one rooster, fifteen hens, nineteen guineas, two rabbits, five goats and a husband to keep her company.  Follow me on my blog: http://ske1806.typepad.com/what-to-tip-the-mailman/
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