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Can't find an answer for this..(pics added)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AccidentalFarm, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have looked and looked and cannot come up with any info. I'm wondering about my little RIR roo. Or pullet. I've thought he was a he up until several days ago when I noticed the combs on the leghorns he is living with. Two of the leghorns have a very large, pink, fat comb while the 3rd leghorn's comb is not as developed. The RIR's comb, though is about a quarter the size of the leghorns. They are all 4 weeks old. I was so sure the RIR was a roo.... Can it be that RIR's just don't develope as quickly as Leghorns? Call me crazy, but I was so hoping he'd be a roo.

    Alright, here are the pics:
    This one's a definite roo:
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    This one, too:
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    This one's under suspicion:
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    and here's the RIR I wanted to be a roo:
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    What do you think? RIR=roo or pullet?
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2007
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    At 4 wks old, if his comb has any pink or redness to it, it's a boy. I'm sure we could tell with pics tho.

    Jody
     
  3. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about cochins? does that rule apply to the roos too?
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'd say that rule applies to the majority, if not all of straight combed birds.

    Jody
     
  5. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well darn it! My little RIR roo's comb does not have any pink yet. Guess he's a she after all. [​IMG] How 'bout that..I'm one of the few that get a pullet by mistake out of an all roo order. Go figure!
     
  6. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH! OH!! if you're looking for a rir roo, i have one that's about 4 weeks old! his name is tap tap. my son picked him out of the box at the feed store. told him to pick a pullet but turns out he picked a roo. my feed store orders from ideal. let me know if you're interested. i'll give him up for $3. [​IMG]
     
  7. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not necessarily looking for a roo- I was just hoping this RIR would be one. I have 3 other leghorn roo's and a polish roo- so, I'm already up to my eyeballs in 'em!
     
  8. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At only 4 weeks old, I would not rule out roo just yet.
     
  9. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I personally think it is a roo. The comb may not be pink or red, but the comb growth at four weeks is alot in my opinion for it to be a girl.
     
  10. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I may be wrong, but l think your chicks look to be all roosters.
     

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