Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Donnigan, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got twelve chicks that are supposedly all pullets but yesterday i saw that this red sex link is looking different. It also weighs a lot more then the others. Is it a rooster?[​IMG]
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel but it's not red sex-link
     
  3. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what they looked like when i first got them[​IMG]

    They look more like Rhode Island Reds so i thought they were probably a mix of that and something else. What are they?
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a cockerel. Not sure on breed right now, but not RSL. Could be a RIR. How old are they? It appears that there might be some other cockerels as well.
     
  5. Mr Beaks

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    Looks like a RIR cockerel. Also, the barred bird in your photo looks to be a cockerel as well.
     
  6. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering. It's a lighter gray them the other 2.
     
  7. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep you have at least two cockerels, and yes it looks like a Rhode island red.
     
  8. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them on August 4th, I'm not sure how old they were, but as you can see from the picture they were already getting wing feathers. I think 3-4 days for the Australorp,Barred Rocks and the red ones and about a week for the two Amberlinks and the two ISA browns. So around 5 weeks.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    yes, cockerel and looks like you have more in the photos.
     
  10. Mr Beaks

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    Yes, it's a boy. Pullets have darker barring as you can see in comparison to your other two. Also, at this age any chick with a prominent red comb is going to be a cockerel.
     

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