Is my chick a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MamaHauk, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. MamaHauk

    MamaHauk Out Of The Brooder

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    We have three chicks. All about 6 weeks old. This one has a huge comb compared to the others. It is a RIR. I'm worried it's a rooster. :/
     
  2. smleggshack

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    Do you have any pictures?
     
  3. MamaHauk

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    I couldn't figure out how to post a pic before. :D
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure looks like a rooster to me. It has a much bigger comb then the rest
     
  5. smleggshack

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    I am having the same problem with my RIR's that are suppose to be pullets. I have found a whole bunch of nothing online, and seen pictures of young RIR's that look the same (with big red d combs) that turn out to be a hen....I would guess Roo for you. I'm in denial on mine....:(mine are 9 weeks old now. We had a cream legbar Roo that at 5 weeks was no doubt a Roo. I wish I could be of more help. I love roosters but had a very mean one and do not want to go through that again! [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!


    Need to see full body pics of both :)
    Leaning towards cockerels for both of you...
     
  7. smleggshack

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    I will get full body pics tomorrow and post them!!!!
     
  8. MamaHauk

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  9. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up right tail feathers, longer looking neck and feathers coming of the back over wings reinforces my theory he is a rooster. He all so looks like he has spur bubs( or buttons) on his legs. But I'm no expert.
     
  10. smleggshack

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    Two different RIR's. They were very hard to photograph today! I can try again later when I have a helper.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016

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