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

post #1 of 21
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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.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/54660_l1160143.jpg
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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, four dogs, 20 layers, and 17 guineas. We recently relocated to Virginia and are anxious to start our farm back up.
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Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, four dogs, 20 layers, and 17 guineas. We recently relocated to Virginia and are anxious 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.

Urban chicken farmer: GLW, polish, EE's, Wellie, bantam Ameraucanas, and D'Uccles.
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Urban chicken farmer: GLW, polish, EE's, Wellie, bantam Ameraucanas, and D'Uccles.
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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

Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 

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.

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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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.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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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.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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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
Thread Starter 

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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