possibly a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lilrosc, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. lilrosc

    lilrosc In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    Northeast CT
    So, I dont have pictures, for which I apologize, but I wonder if anyone can guess is my 10 week old Partridge plymouth might not be a little girl. So far, her comb is about a quarter of an inch, and little nubs of a wattle, but pictures of PRs seem like even pullet have decent sized combs and wattles. The main thing that makes me wonder if the majority of her feather have an iridescent tinge. Her feathers are a very pretty green in the right light, on her wings and tail. Is that normal for pullets? Of course I have a bunch of other breeds, so I can't compare to my other chicks.

    She also seems to stand straighter than the others, though once again, might be a breed thing.

    Thanks, I'll try to get pictures, or if there is anything else I can look for?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    It would be really hard to tell without pics, sorry. Sometimes there is a pullet that's just a bit different. I had one turken hen that I questioned right up until she laid her first egg.
  3. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    The thing to look for is how red the comb is. If its pale yellow or slightly pink, you probably have a pullet. If it's a tomato red, you have a rooster. Another thing you need to look at is the feathers around the tail and the neck. Pointed neck feathers and pointed, hanging feathers by the tail are signs of a rooster.

    I can't tell you for certain without pictures, but I wouldn't give up hope she's a girl!


    Mar 15, 2010
    Here is a photo of my PR pullets, they are bout 10 weeks old in this photo. Hope this helps.

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