Cherry Egger ~ Roo or Pullet?

Reptigirl

In the Brooder
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Mar 13, 2011
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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?



Here "He" is next to my RIR pullet ~ unsure of her age but she is a little taller


Here "he" is next to my Golden Laced Wyandotte Cross who is the same age.
 
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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.

Just sayin"
 

Reptigirl

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 13, 2011
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San Antonio, Tx
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.
 

luvanimals2

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I hope I am wrong but it looks like a roo to me.


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

Nancy
 

Pinky

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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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