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My Partridge Rock is a Cockerel isn't he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nambroth, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    These are my first chickens so I am still green behind the ears, but everything I've read leads me to think that my Partridge Plymouth Rock pullet is actually a cockerel!
    I'd love to hear your opinions.

    - Currently 30 days (4 weeks) old
    - He carries himself differently from the other pullets
    - Very slow to feather in
    - Only just started developing at tail at 3 weeks old
    - Bare patches on the tops of his elbows
    - Wings are shaped differently, didn't start feathering out until recently, primary feathers are shorter
    - Much, much larger comb and wattles than the pullets. Also much redder!
    - Larger overall, chunky, big meaty legs (vs. the others)

    Here are some photos taken this week (4 1/2 weeks). These are all the same bird!

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    The rest are from today...
    Typical stance:
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    Thank you kindly for your input. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Definantly a cockeral! 110%!
     
  3. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he's cute. are you going to keep him?
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockeral to me.
     
  5. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. Look at the size of those feet and legs, too!
     
  6. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No doubts! Big Boy!
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that's not a roo, I'll eat my hat. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's quite handsome! Good luck!
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great detective work!! He is handsome!
     
  10. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just love his eyes!
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011

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