A roo among us?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Oursisafunnyfarm, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Rooster

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  1. Oursisafunnyfarm

    Oursisafunnyfarm In the Brooder

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    Any thoughts on gender? This is my almost 8.5 week old, Rhode Island Red (well, maybe ). She is the only one of my new chicks who has an obvious waddle. She is super bossy with her hatchmates, but I know that doesn't mean anything. My other RIR pullet has no sign of a waddle yet, and a much lighter and smaller comb. What do y'all think? Thanks in advance! IMG_20180419_082016350_BURST003.jpg
     
  2. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    I think that is a rooster, the hens should not develop a red comb and waddles at this age.
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Broody Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  4. Mary's Backyard Chickens

    Mary's Backyard Chickens Songster

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    @Kessel23, x2. At this age, most hens wouldn't develop all these male like features (Comb, wattle, saddle feathers.) I'm going with cockerel.
     
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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  7. kumquat

    kumquat Songster

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    x3!
     
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  8. cppeace

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    yep roo. You can see the thinner feathers forming on the rear side.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Ol Grey Mare
     
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