15-16 Weeks old and Still not sure if ROO or Pullet (PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angelnina, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas as to whether I have a rooster here?
    I am showing 3 different birds. 1 supposedly a Sexlink and 2 others are RIR



    1. Black Sexllink? 15-16 weeks old

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    2. LUCY Rhode Island Red 15-16 weeks old
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    3. LUCY Rhode Island Red
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    4. Another shot of Lucy's Body

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    BELOW:
    Pullet? I just bought is another Rhode Island Red and her name is RUBY. I was told she is the same age as my Lucy, but I really think she is younger as she is much smaller and less developed than any of my other birds. I'm guessing she is 12-14 weeks old?

    5. RUBY Rhode Isand Red --APPROX. 12-15 weeks??
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    6. RUBY
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    I appreciate any help you can give.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Your RIR look like my hens !!! The roos have more color on their tail feathers. However mine are older and I am just guessing.
     
  3. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good. I am kind of worried because the younger RIR appears to have more of a rooster tail. I was told they were born the same time as mine but it is obvious this RIR is younger than my other one.
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  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:PULLETS ........ LOOK AT MINE


    MY RIR ROOSTER IS ON THE LEFT . REAL EASY TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE .

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    BIG RED

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  5. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Liz! I feel a great deal of relief. Can you tell me how old your rooster is? Are your pullets the same age as mine?
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:My pullets are about 18 weeks old . BIG RED is about 2 years old . BUT one sure way of knowing if you got a ROOSTER is from the COMB & WATTLES and when they start driving you crazy crowing . LOL


    Their COMBS and wattles are ALOT Larger than the pullets/hens
     
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  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Agree - all girls and your black sexlink is a lady too. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:IN the 2nd. picture the pullets along the fence are 18 weeks old , the 2 hens in that same picture ( towards the back ) are about 6 months old ...

    BUT you can easily see the difference between the 18 week olds and 6 month olds .
     
  9. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought the Sexlink and the RIR (Lucy) as chicks from the feedstore and they gave me the hatch date of April 15th. Is it just me or do my pullets in the first two photos appear to have the size wattles and combs of Liz'a six month olds?

    If the newer RIR (RUBY) has the same hatch date why is it that her comb and wattle appear so much less pronounced?

    I'm still wondering if these two are really the same age and if so why mine is so much larger and developed.
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:I have also noticed that in my FLOCK , some of my 18 weeks olds look less developed then others . BUT they are healthy and eating all the right feed . SO , maybe we don't have anything to worry about . I have noticed since I took these pictures a few weeks back , that the ones I have been worrying about ( development ) are really COMING ON STRONG NOW . and I know mine were only a week or 2 old when we got ALL 30 chicks . SO , I am not worg with the AGE thing .

    I guess same thing happens with children . Mother's worry WHY our lil ones grow at a slower pace than same age kids .

    ARE WE JUST WORRY WARTS ? [​IMG]
     

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