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Mrswagn3r

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We got these two chicks from a Tractor Supply store. They were Bantam Polish straight runs. They are now 4 weeks old. One is developing red lines under their chin which appear to be wattles. Also a red line developing around their beak where the feathers meet the beak. The other chick has the lines under their chin but they are not red. I’m assuming the one with the red lines is a Rooster and the one with just lines and no red is a pullet? Here’s some pictures. Picture 1, 2, and 3 is the suspected roo. 4 and 5 of the suspected pullet. Thank you for your help!
 

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Mrswagn3r

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Aug 28, 2019
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Agreed, but I suspect that the first one may be a cockerel. I'm not committing to anything yet.

I know it’s very early. Just the signs I’ve seen so far. That first one even acts a little dominating towards the others. I’m not able to keep roosters in my town and I live next to a police officer so I’d like to get rid of any roosters ASAP :)
 

Mrswagn3r

Hatching
Aug 28, 2019
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Too young to sec at this age repost when they are 10-12 weeks old.

I know it’s very early. Just the signs I’ve seen so far. That first one even acts a little dominating towards the others. I’m not able to keep roosters in my town and I live next to a police officer so I’d like to get rid of any roosters ASAP :)
 

cstephens1987

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I know it’s very early. Just the signs I’ve seen so far. That first one even acts a little dominating towards the others. I’m not able to keep roosters in my town and I live next to a police officer so I’d like to get rid of any roosters ASAP :)
Well until it crows that shouldn't be a problem, so it seems like you've got a little time to keep an eye on it for now.
 

SueT

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You are probably right, that early wattles mean a male, but you have time to wait a bit just in case. Tell your neighbor police officer about the situation. He(she) may even have connections to help you re-home it if it turns out a rooster.
 

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