I think cockerel, ????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Robert McGaughey, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. [​IMG] I'm thinking both of these RIR's are cockerels, what you all say [​IMG]
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    Thanks everyone
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    yes [​IMG]
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yessir [​IMG]
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I agree!
     
  5. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YessireeBob!
     
  6. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not as sure! Look at their different body shapes and comb colors? Maybe this can help.

    According to UC Davis Veterinary Care Program.
    2. Physical Characteristics (4-6 weeks of age)
    a. Comb – The cockerels comb is medium size and pinkish, the pullets is small and yellowish.
    b. Legs – The cockerel’s legs are sturdy and long, the pullets are finer and shorter.
    c. Tail – The cockerel’s tail is stumpy and curved, the pullets is longer and straight.
    d. Back – The cockerel has a thin line of stub feathers down the center of his back, the pullet has more advanced feathering along the center of her back.
    e. Side of neck, flank and crop – The feathering in the cockerel in these areas is poorly advanced, the pullets feathering in these areas is well advanced.
    f. Wing bows – In the cockerel the wing bows are bare, in pullets the wing bows are covered with small feathers.
     

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