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Dominique pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sydneyrr, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Sydneyrr

    Sydneyrr Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Dominique frizzle that is about six weeks old now and is becoming red on the comb. My barred rocks became red sooner than all the others so I am not sure on this little one. Any ideas?[​IMG]

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that it is a rooster. In most cases, any bird that gets a red/large comb before 12 weeks of age or so is almost certainly a cockerel.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agree that it is probably a rooster. That is a lot of red color and a noticeable comb and wattle for six weeks.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that is a rooster, too. Hens don't usually develop prominent/red wattles and combs until at least 10-12 weeks of age. He's a pretty boy!
     
  5. Sydneyrr

    Sydneyrr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Everyone! I figured he was a cockerel but thought I would ask anyway. My Barred Rocks ended up turning red like that at around 7-8 weeks and now lay wonderfully since they are older. I didn't know if it was due to that type of comb or barring gene that causes them to turn red faster. We shall see and keep an eye on him!
     

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