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7 week old RIR, pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shandy, May 18, 2016.

  1. shandy

    shandy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm confused, I read so many stories about not judging pullet or cockerel based only upon the comb and wattle, but I'm gonna throw this out there! What are your thoughts? Thanks :)[​IMG]
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I'd say Cockerel
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its built kind funny, maybe its just fluffed up. Are you sure its a Rhode Island Red?
     
  4. shandy

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    Good question. I got them from a feed store which labeled them Rhode Island Red pullets... I'm beginning to question any validity from them though since I'm sure at least 2 out of the 12 I ordered are cockerels.... And maybe this one. If you guess cockerel, is it just based upon the comb and wattle?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    At 7 weeks old, gender can really only be assessed by comb coloration. Other indications of cockerels don't begin to really develop until after about 10 weeks. Regardless of the breed, pullets do not start to pink up in the comb until they are getting close to laying. At only a few weeks old, there is no way this chick is going to start laying in the next couple weeks. It's a cockerel.
     
  6. shandy

    shandy Out Of The Brooder

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    PERFECT answer!!! Thanks so much!
     

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