10 Week RIR and Barred Rock Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amartin369, May 26, 2016.

  1. Amartin369

    Amartin369 New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    May 26, 2016
    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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]





    Thanks,
    New Chicken Dad
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    8,704
    1,173
    391
    Jul 28, 2008
    MA
    They are cockerels.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,451
    3,565
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    85,571
    16,770
    866
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 2
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

    2,720
    1,233
    296
    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    3x
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

    11,885
    3,431
    416
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    agreed
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by