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Cockerel???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TikiRoost6, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. TikiRoost6

    TikiRoost6 In the Brooder

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    My birds are about 2 weeks old & 2 of them have slightly larger combs. I took a pic of my 2 RIR's to compare the difference in the smaller vs the larger comb. Is it too soon to assume the birds with the bigger combs are cockerels?
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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    Their combs aren't big enough to be an early blooming cockerel yet. Please post pictures when they are at least six to eight weeks old.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Too young to sex. Some chicks are born with larger/thicker combs but don't turn out to be cockerels.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    much too young
     
  5. nickellmama27

    nickellmama27 In the Brooder

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    This thread makes me feel better. My 3 week old leghorn has a big comb and I was worrying it may be a roo
     
  6. TikiRoost6

    TikiRoost6 In the Brooder

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    I'm hoping I have all hens!! Fingers crossed.
     
  7. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Songster

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    I agree with what others have said about posting again to confirm the sex when it is older, but due to the size of the comb I am going to guess cockerel, especially when it is compared to the other chick. The larger comb size is a big indicator of a male chicken, as all of our cocks have had big combs when they were young, but again I could be wrong. I am hoping for you that it is just a pullet with a large comb! We had one hen that was like this and everyone thought she was a rooster. You never know! Good luck to you and these little cuties!
     

  8. TikiRoost6

    TikiRoost6 In the Brooder

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    They're now about 3 weeks old. Still too soon to tell if the one on the left is a rooster?
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  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    Still too young. :)
     

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