Finally got decent photos of Meathead, a 5-week old Partridge Rock.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by off-grid hen, May 24, 2011.

  1. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure Meathead is a rooster. (not the first two photos- they're just for comparison- but check out the barechested hunk in photos 3-5.) What are your guesses? I have a chick that is a week older, whose comb is not as tall as this chick's, and a chick that's the same age. Both shown below, caption is *above* the photo. Sorry for the blurry pics, I need to change my camera settings I guess. But at least you can see what you need to see.

    First, a chick of the same age as Meathead (named Mini), my smallest bird..
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    Next, Maxine. The pullet that's a week older than Meathead and Mini.
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    Now... on the with the photos of Meathead (Taken this morning).
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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yeah, first chick looks like a pullet and the second looks like a cockerel.
     
  3. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maxine in the second photo down? I changed the captions a bit for clarity. The bird in question is meathead, the bare-chested hunk in the 3rd through 5th photos. You think Maxine is a roo?!
     
  4. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meathead is 100% Roo, others all look like pullets.
     
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    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge rock pullets have different feather patterns then PR roos, you can go to the feathersite.com and look at the difference. I think yours are pullets, I have PR's and they look like the same feather pattern as mine. Here are mine at 9 1/2 weeks.
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  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Not initially. They start out looking alike for a while, then the males start getting their color.
     
  7. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Beautiful birds! [​IMG]
     
  8. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other guesses?
     
  9. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    Just in the limited experience I've had here, I think Mini & Maxine are pullets, and Meathead is definitely a cockerel. Looking at his late feathering patterns and those beefy thighs, he just screams "Roo!" to me.
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  10. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He does to me too, and this is my first batch of chicks.

    This morning I caught running around and chest-bumping everyone. I lured him over with treats and snatched him up and gave him a 5-minute snuggle. He was NOT happy. He calmed down after a bit, but I think I need to work with this guy or he'll be a meanie. If he turns out to be a pullet, I'll be very surprised, but I guess I'll have to find a more flattering name than Meathead. [​IMG]
     
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