Getting rid of cockerels, need definitive answer on this one

loohoo

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Almost 6 week old BOs.
I'm 99.9% sure this one is a boy but just want to hear it from someone else! 😄 Body type is the same as the other cockerel that I'm sure about, (Shorter body and shorter/less fluffy tail than the pullets right now.) however, his/her comb and wattles aren't QUITE as red as the confirmed cockerel (however a little darker than this picture turned out), but otherwise, looks identical.
This is the one I want confirmation on:
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Here is other confirmed cockerel for comparison - same age.
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Thanks!! 😊
 

loohoo

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Thanks, guys! That .01% of me just needed the confirmation before I listed them!! Of course they're two of our favorites!! ☹ Ah well, such is life!!
 

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Are they favorites because they come up to you first? Friendly? That's bold, not friendly, all too often. last year I had one BO cockerel, and when he went into the main coop with the adults, he got smacked down, and a lot more humble. It was funny! He ran up to a bantam hen, and she nailed him, then another hen and got whapped again! After his third or fourth try, it was all over, and he tried politeness instead.
Mary
 
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loohoo

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Are they favorites because they come up to you first? Friendly? That's bold, not friendly, all too often. last year I had one BO cockerel, and when he went into the main coop with the adults, he got smacked down, and a lot more humble. It was funny! He ran up to a bantam hen, and she nailed him, then another hen and got wpapped again! After his third or fourth try, it was all over, and he tried politeness instead.
Mary
Lol! 🤣 That IS funny!! The one in the bottom has come into his more rooster-y tendencies quicker than the one in the first picture, and I feel like he is the more dominant one. I have a pullet who is bigger than him and he will go after her first thing in the morning to assert his dominance, she lets him do it..shrieking, but I saw the less dominant cockerel try and she chased him right off. 😂
I agree with you, its boldness I'm interpreting as friendliness. It will no doubt be a problem when they are full grown roosters, and that helps me in the mindset that they have to go. Lol
 

loohoo

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Next year, when you have adult hens, consider trying again with some cockerels, and decide to like the one who avoids you instead...
Mary
This is good advice, thank you! 😊❤ The little that I've read on rooster behavior here, tells me that my bold cockerels are going to be pains in the butts when they're older..probably because of behavior I encouraged! 😬
 

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