Is this a cockerel!?! (Pictures)

Artemis Fowl

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 13, 2010
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Hello there BYC I'm very new to chicken keeping, and I recently bought 6 chicks from the local feed store, 3 are BR, and 3 are RIR. I was told they were all pullets but now at about 5 weeks I'm thinking a have a roo.

This is the suspect roo:


Another angle:


Her Feathers:


Her Sisters:


Yet Another Angle:


Also one of my barred rocks is about half the size of the her sisters and she has different patterning? Is she a he?




This is her:




Thanks for all the help,
Jason
 

bowiebenson

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 30, 2010
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Nevada
If it turns dark red i'd say yes... but it is large but not as red as I would expect... i have a lot of roos that are way more red than that!
 

chicknerd

Songster
9 Years
Apr 28, 2010
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2
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NH
First of all, I am no expert like others on this board. However, I had a Barred Rock that was just like that at that age. Her comb was huge but NOT red. She has now grown into the comb and is no way a cockerel. No wattles either. Yours may be a roo, but I would wait and see. Five weeks ago I was ready to give her away. I am glad I waited.
 

Smoky73

Lyon Master
12 Years
Feb 8, 2007
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Colorado
feed store and hatcheries are never 100% accurate on sexing, so expect something to potentially be wrong there.

I have had RIR birds develop combs and turn red like that early on, just like you pictured, and have had them turn out to be hens. I would not worry YET.
 

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