Meyer Hatchery Mystery Chick - Update at Four Weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jules1329, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. jules1329

    jules1329 Out Of The Brooder

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    There was a consensus that this chick is a partridge rock cockerel a few weeks ago. Thoughts now?


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  2. Cool Peeps

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    Its definitely a cockerel but I don't know what breed
     
  3. jules1329

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    It has brownish legs, compared to the other Rocks in the batch. I'm a newb, so what do I know?

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  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My partridge rock had brown legs...way too young for me to put in a vote on cockeral vs pullet, though.
     
  5. jules1329

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    I think I agree that it's a partridge rock. It's tail is a little blunt, but it's comb is awfully small and it's legs are kinda thin. The other rock cockerels are bigger, with thicker legs and stand up taller.

    I just can't tell.
     
  6. Cool Peeps

    Cool Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe its the runt of the flock[​IMG]
     
  7. Wrightsx4

    Wrightsx4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh how they change! Toss-up now...leaning toward pullet. But then I'm a newbie too :lol:
    My males aren't quite that old yet but don't have that much tail, whereas the girls do. Plus, it's just standing "forward" not upright, but that could be just luck of the snapshot too. How does it compare to your female rocks?
     
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  8. jules1329

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    The tails, combs, leg diameter and stance are similar to my rock pullets. My other, more gender-definite, rock cockerels have bigger, red combs. This runty thing's comb is pale yellow.
     
  9. jules1329

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    I'm totally okay with him or her, however he or she identifies. ;)
     
  10. deemathes

    deemathes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooo, what did it turn out to be?? [​IMG]
     

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