Large comb on 3 week old chick, does it have to be a cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChookRanger, May 21, 2015.

  1. ChookRanger

    ChookRanger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is lumpkins, I hatched lumpy for an oversized egg a little less than 3 weeks ago. I think he is a cockerel, but what do you guys think?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. That comb is huge for a 3 week old chick.
     
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  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Looks like a cockerel, sorry.
     
  4. ChookRanger

    ChookRanger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought, but I was hoping pullet because he is the least aggressive chick in the brooder. If he stays nice it might be easier to rehome him.
     
  5. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but Lumpkins is a cockerel because for his age that comb is very large, he looks like he will be pretty, might make finding a home for him easier.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Almost certainly a cockerel.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. Mheitor

    Mheitor Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I just got two of these 3 weeks ago. And this is a different breed than I'm use too. I usually get red sex linked pullets but looking to expand my flock. And the combs are bigger than the pullets not sure if it's a breed thing. I think they are cockerels but still keeping my fingers crossed. Any guesses??[​IMG]
     

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