Are my 5 week old chicks pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jchicks, May 24, 2012.

  1. Jchicks

    Jchicks Hatching

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    I have 6 chicks and they just turned 5 weeks, 2 Barred Rock, 2 Columbian Rock and 2 Rhode Island Red. I think I have a cockerel or two. Can someone tell me if I`m right or wrong. I think the RIR is a cockerel and not sure about the Barred Rock.

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  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    i think you may be right! but im not sure on the barred rock it should be lighter to be a cockrel but the comb is kinda red
     
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  3. Ourfamilyflock

    Ourfamilyflock Chirping

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    The dark feathers and legs on the rock make me think pullet. Cockerels usually have lighter legs and feathers. Im also not sure on the RIR, because of straight tail feathers and it looks like the neck feathers are rounded as well, it makes me think pullet as well. It could just be an early maturer, quite early, she/he looks almost as old as my 10 week old RIR's. But I could be wrong.
     
  4. emcgrath27

    emcgrath27 In the Brooder

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    RIR is absolutely a roo. The barred rock appears to be a pullet.
     
  5. Eowyn2

    Eowyn2 Chirping

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    I don't have the knowledge to comment on the RIR, but I think the rock is pretty clearly a pullet. Nice dark feathering, small comb, and gray wash on the front of the legs. Looks just like my girls at that stage. :)
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2012
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Agree.
     
  7. Jchicks

    Jchicks Hatching

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    At what age will I know for sure my RIR is a rooster?
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    Your Production Red is definitely a cockerel, 100% positive.
     
  9. Fluffballs

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    I think the red one is a cockerel and the barred rock a pullet.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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