Hen or Roo? Or too early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chr2241130, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Chr2241130

    Chr2241130 Chirping

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    I got two RIR at the same time from TSC they were labeled as Pullets. Now that they are about 5 1/2 weeks and I think one might be a Rooster but I'm not sure. What's making me question it is; it is bigger in size, the tail feathers are a bit longer, and less mellow than the other RIR. 20180322_120622.jpg She or he is the lighter, more brown bird :) 20180322_120644.jpg 20180322_120531.jpg 20180322_120546.jpg 20180322_120643.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    They are a bit young to be sure yet but they currently look like pullets.
     
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  3. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    I agree, they do look like pullets but it is a bit early to tell for sure. Two of my buff orp pullets had that extra little "foof" when they were quite young. Now, my buffs are 2 years old and that extra "foof" is a beautiful fluffy behind!
    Post more pics as time goes by, they sure are pretty!
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  4. Chickens_4Life

    Chickens_4Life Chirping

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    I'm not sure. Their tails try to convince you that they are roos. Their comb size may mean they are roos too, but it might just be the breed. I have a hen with a LARGE tail and when I say large, I mean it.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    So far they don't show any indications of being cockerels
     

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