Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BethsFlock, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. BethsFlock

    BethsFlock Just Hatched

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    I bought two chicks from the feed store at 14 weeks, they should be roughly 20 weeks now. They looked like pullets when I bought them, but now I'm thinking Reba, the Rhode Island Red,[​IMG][/IMG] is a roo? What do you guys think?
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Absolutely no doubt.
     
  3. BethsFlock

    BethsFlock Just Hatched

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    Dang, I feel the same.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    If you don't already know, you have another rooster behind this one on the left.
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, he's a cockerel.

    ~Alex
     
  6. BethsFlock

    BethsFlock Just Hatched

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    Oh, I know. I took in 5 rescue chicks, 3 were roosters and 1 of the two hens developed some sort of leg deformity, so all but 1 rooster and 1 hen went in the pot. I could tell which ones were roosters at a very young age. Then I bought 2 older pullets and one ended up being a roo. I'm not having the best of luck on the hen front, lol. Now I need to decide which rooster stays and which one is dinner. I think the red will be better eating, but he's so friendly. I'll have to make a decision soon, though. Does anyone know if 20+ weeks will be too tough? They don't free range.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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