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. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    Both genders will get wattles but roos typically get them first [​IMG]
  3. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    # 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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