9 week old cockerel?

The Red Rooster

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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.







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





 

chicmom

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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.
 

Pele

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

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