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6 weeks, is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catsew, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think one or both of these are roosters? I'm fairly certain the brown one is, but I have absolutely zero chicken experience, so I really have no idea. I don't even know what breed they are, if any, they're just mutts.

    Also just some fun pics. They were trying to figure out the camera.
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    And a video if that helps.
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    Thanks.
     
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but I would say both are roos. That's a lot of red comb for a 6-week old pullet.

    Love the pics! I have so many of those; my chickens like to stare at themselves in the glass on the back of my phone...
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say both roos.
     
  4. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of the chickens have the red on their heads like that and the things on their face. The parents I mean.
     
  5. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking roo also.... Clever pen!
     
  6. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roos.
     
  7. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The parents are full grown. pullets don't get their big, red combs and wattles until they're ready to lay, around 16-20 weeks. At least, that's what I've read.
     
  8. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You mean the combs and wattles? Yes, its true, both genders have those, however they tend to develop sooner in boys than girls and wind up bigger too. On the gray chick, one of the indicators for me is the shape of the comb that is very typical of a single comb boy.
     
  9. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with what others have said on them being roosters. The combs and wattles tend to develop earlier on roosters. None of the 7 week old girls I have at the moment have combs or wattles that large or red yet, but the boys I have are looking like the ones you posted.
     
  10. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I see. That all makes sense then. I guess we'll be eating the brown one then. The gray one is real nice and sweet. I guess I don't need to worry about finishing the coop then.
     

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