Cherry Egger ~ Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Reptigirl, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Reptigirl

    Reptigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this one as a Pullet but over the last month have started to second guess that.
    Supposed to be a Cherry Egger (RIR X New Hampshire) Approx. 3 months old. Seems to have really developed a lot over the last couple weeks compared to the others that are the same age... Opinions?

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    Here "He" is next to my RIR pullet ~ unsure of her age but she is a little taller
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    Here "he" is next to my Golden Laced Wyandotte Cross who is the same age.
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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Looks rooish to me
     
  3. Reptigirl

    Reptigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn .... Any others?
     
  4. Larkspur88

    Larkspur88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like my young RIR rooster
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Cockerel. He has nice, red feathering, though
     
  6. Reptigirl

    Reptigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    I'm not versed in "cherry eggers" so I am no expert by any means....but if the chicken is 3 months old... maybe it's just ready to start laying? I know that my girls got combs/wattles and red right before they layed and I was a bit nervous about a couple when it happened.

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  8. Reptigirl

    Reptigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hum... never thought about that.... It does seem very "mature" for it's size compared to all the others. I didn't think they would start laying as young as 3 months. I was more prepared for about 5 - 6 months old. Maybe I should hold on to it for another month or two.
     
  9. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I am wrong but it looks like a roo to me. [​IMG]

    I ordered 16 pullets from Ideal and ended up with 2 roos so I know the feeling.

    Nancy
     
  10. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those shiny feathers scream rooster to me. My RIR rooster was difficult to tell when he was young. I thought he was a hen for the longest time until I introduced a hen. I knew for sure after that.
     

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