6 week pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 5rickmans, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. 5rickmans

    5rickmans New Egg

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    I purchased 2 rhode island reds today they are supposed to be hens. When I got them home I noticed that one has a significantly larger comb than the other. UGH! Here are pictures of "Patricia" with the small comb, and "Princess Frannie" with the larger. Anyone have ideas?[​IMG]
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  2. Darceyhs

    Darceyhs Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks a lot like a rooster but don't count on my word.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - the first bird pictured may very well be a cockerel. That's a fairly significant comb compared to the other bird.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking cockerel. Did you buy them privately and were you guaranteed pullets? If so, return that bird and get another pullet.
     

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