ok...Newbie question...what are waddles and which one has them?? Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mmtillman, May 2, 2009.

  1. Updated with pix....[​IMG] I will post pix if no one can tell me...but I have one Dom that we think is a roo..supposed to be all pullets...but this one has a bright red rose comb and what might be waddles [​IMG] under the chin?? All the others have smaller lighter color single combs....we think?? ( newbies, you know )
    Does this mean that this one chick is a roo?? We hope so cause we already are calling this chick a he...LOL!!

    OK...Sorry, should have put pix on first time around. So here are the pix to help you all decide...out of 2 DOM's is one of them a roo?? I took 4 pix in all of the 2. They are the same age...4.5 weeks old .





    Thanks for your time!!
    Last edited: May 2, 2009

  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    Both genders will get wattles but roos typically get them first [​IMG]
  3. Quote:Then this one we wondered about must be a roo..cause he is much more developed then any of the others as far as comb and waddles.....Hope the pix tell the tale...[​IMG]. We are just curious.
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Looks like a roo to me.

  5. # 2 and #3 is the one we think might be a roo. Others are what we think might be a pullet?? Were we even close?? Thanks for looking everyone!
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Looks like one pullet, one roo to me.
  7. emilyweck

    emilyweck Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Quote:I think you're probably right. Cute little buggers!

  8. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Quote:looks like it to me! [​IMG]
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Just FYI...

    Waddle is what a duck does when it walks. Wattles are the cute red dangly things under a chicken's chin! This confuses a lot of people, and it makes me smile. [​IMG]

  10. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    #2 and #3 are roos and #1 might be a roo #4 is a pullet.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by