Help settle this, 6 wk BO roo or pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Leavingegypt, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Leavingegypt

    Leavingegypt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband can't agree if this 6wk old BO is a cockerel or pullet. We have another roo and his comb and wattles are redder and more pronounced, so we look at him and say,"maybe it is a she." However we also have a 3rd BO and she is softer in color, rounder and has no color in her comb (which is very small) and no wattles... Please help settle the arguement.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Full body shot including legs would be helpful. I do think it looks rooish. Keep in mind some roos don't develop until they're a couple of months old.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a cockerel
     
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  5. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My money's on a pullet.
     
  6. Leavingegypt

    Leavingegypt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the latest and closest body shots. The top is BIG Al on the right, P on the left. The 2nd sort of shows the feet. It just so happens that this chick is the hardest to photograph. Always on the move.
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that much comb and wattle development, I'd say their cockerels.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the group pic both look like cockerels
     
  9. TonysChickens

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    These guys have a bigger comb and wattle than my 8 week BOs. I think cockerel.
     
  10. Leavingegypt

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    Thanks so much for the input. I guess maybe hubby will be convinced when P starts to crow. At least I have a friend who can take one of the roos. She has BO hens with no roo.
     

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