Are these both cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by k9lin, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. k9lin

    k9lin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all -

    I would love your knowledge and assistance in helping me with these two young chickens. I have some 8 week old chickens - these two I am thinking are cockerels, but am hoping they aren't:

    Chicken #1 is an EE - we hatched on April 1st.

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    I've never had an EE before, and are those saddle feathers? The other EE that was hatched is a grey/brown coloring, a little smaller, but the feathers all down the back are more rounded.


    Chicken #2 is a RIR, picked from the pullet bin at our local feed store. I've never had a RIR before - the comb and wattles look pretty prominent and red me, but I'd love your opinions.

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    Thanks so much for your help!
     
  2. Dr Who

    Dr Who Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say # 1 is a roo, # 2 not sure.
     
  3. MallyCat22

    MallyCat22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to say that the EE is DEFINITELY a roo. Look at those shiny feathers coming in! I can also see some roosterish looking tail feathers.
     
  4. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    My best guess is # 1 is a roo. I'm darn near positive of that. #2, I am saying hen.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The ee is a roo, the coloring is a dead giveaway. How old is the rir? I'm leaning toward roo, given the comb and thick legs, but age and a full body shot would help.
     
  6. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE is definitely a roo, but I'm fairly certain that the RIR is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  7. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ditto
     
  8. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the RIR is 8 weeks old as mentioned in the first post, it is a roo. Also, judging by the legs, I'd still say roo.
     
  9. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are both roos. The EE based on the coloring and the red comb. I also have a 9 week old RIR and her comb is still small and yellow.
     
  10. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    The EE looks like a roo for sure, the RIR I am leaning toward pullet but you might try another picture, and how old is it?
     

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