Plymouth Rock and RIR pullets or cockrels?

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

  1. asionne

    asionne Out Of The Brooder

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    Cocoa, my sweet Plymouth Rock chick is starting to look like a little roo. Just about 8 weeks old. What do you guys think?
    And Honey is my RIR. Her comb looks a little big, but I have heard that can be normal for the breed. Also 8 weeks.
    I only have 3 chicks, and cocoa is my favorite! I am keeping my fingers crossed that she is a she so I can keep her. No roosters in city limits!

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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cocoa is too dark to be a roo, unless she's not a pure bird. Honey is looking very girly so far.
     
  3. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, the Rock looks like a pullet. Mine are just 5 weeks old and the cockerels have very obvious pink combs.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Both look like pullets to me. Keep in mind they'll grow larger combs and at 4-5 months they'll get plumper and red as a sign of sexual maturity.
     
  6. asionne

    asionne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your input! I am so relieved! I'll update as they grow.
     
  7. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cocoa is most likely a female. Honey is a female. I have a RIR to.
     
  8. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, RIRs have pretty big combs.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they all look like pullets so far. re-post when they reach 15 weeks
     

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