17 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nic, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Nic

    Nic In the Brooder

    May 21, 2007
    We thought we had 3 RIR and a black star although the black one's black legs are now as yellow as the other three's and there's very little between them in feather colour either now. All four have looked pretty much identical all the way through leading us to assume we had four pullets or four roos and would know for certain at the first crow or the first egg - we're still waiting for either [​IMG]

    Here they are this morning at 17 weeks old:

    [​IMG] This is Wobble, the black one

    [​IMG] This is Rhonda - s/he has a couple of very long tail feathers and a slightly bigger comb

    [​IMG]This is Freddie, her comb is not as red or large as the others and she has a squarer shape.

    [​IMG] Here is Punzel, again a slightly bigger comb and those two odd tail feathers

    And for proper comparison here they all are together:

  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I think they are all roosters.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I would have to agree with Dustin.....they all look like cockerells to me!
  4. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Bear Creek, Wi
    Those all look real nice, but I would agree that they are cockerells to me as well.
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Yep you got 4 boys,[​IMG] congrats!!
  6. Matt Berry

    Matt Berry In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2007
    SE Michigan
    With the upright posture, pointed saddle feathers, big red combs and wattles, they definitely look like a bunch of roos to me too.

    The pointed saddle feathers are the biggest give away. My RIR are 15 weeks old now and they are just starting to develop their combs. Another trait the boys tend to show is they puff up their neck feathers when fighting for dominance where the pullets don't get as "showy".
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yep, 4 roosters of the production red variety.
  8. chickenworld

    chickenworld Songster

    Aug 27, 2007
    They're very handsome![​IMG]
  9. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    Four Sunday dinners.


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