Cockerel or ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by REDJN2, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. REDJN2

    REDJN2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am 99% sure this production red is a male. He is already a little mean and protective of the rest of the girls. As soon as I let them out he starts flaring out his neck feathers and bullying the others. His comb and waddles are 5 times larger and more red than te others. I am either going to cull him or trade him very soon if it's a cockerel. What do you guys and gals think?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Chicken Obsessed

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    For certain he is a he. Saddle feathers coming in and all the red in that comb.

    Bummer.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. REDJN2

    REDJN2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! The feed store takes back any of their 90% pullets that turn out to be cockerels. So I traded him out for 5 chicks....That's the chicken math I hear about I guess...After he pecked me the other day his days were numbered!
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Chicken Obsessed

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    It is like potato chips... You can't have just one. lol

    I am up to 23 chicks so far this season. I may have sold 3 or 4 of them but they will be brooded here until they are 9 weeks old so anything can change in that time.
     

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