9 week old cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by The Red Rooster, May 23, 2012.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I have a chick that I think is a cockerel. I started another thread when he was 6 weeks old, but I can't find it now.

    One of the things he did that was cockerelish is when I put him down he ran up to one of the pullets and put his neck feathers up and put his neck above her. (I think it's a dominance thing that I have only observed roosters do). Any answers are very much appreciated!

    If you need anymore pictures of different angles, I would be happy to take the pictures.

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    Could these possibly be early saddle feathers? They're on his back near the tail.

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    yep them saddle feathers he's a he
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I think it's a pullet. Pullets will do those very same things--challenging eachother for the top spot in the pecking order.
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    Sorry, cockerel, those saddle feathers are a dead give away.
     
  5. NJchixs

    NJchixs Songster

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    For nine weeks I think the comb is too red. I also think cockerel but a crow would tell you for sure.
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Yep, those little things are the beginnings of saddle feathers. Not to mention his nice comb development. Manly little roo.
     
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Thanks everyone! Glad things are pointing towards a roo!
     
  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Yes, I've seen that. I'm really sure cockerel though.
     
  9. Firefighter Chick

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    with the patchiness of the color, since it's black and white, and the saddle feathers i'm confident that's a boy.
     

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