Potential rooster? - Partridge Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blackberry18, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered twelve chicks from McMurray Hatchery this winter, four of which were supposed to be Partridge Rock pullets. I got them on Feb. 2, and so now they are about six weeks old. I know that you are supposed to wait until they are 10 weeks, but this little guy is killing me! The comb is so large and red compared to the others, and I think I may see the appearance of saddle feathers. However, no "wet" looking feathers yet. I sexed them all as girls, but I not a sexing expert. Here's some pics. Any early thoughts?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd put that bird into the "boy pile".
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    That's a cockerel.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You don't have to wait until ten weeks for partridge birds. His black breast clearly confirms his gender, if that big ol red comb wasn't enough [​IMG]

    He's too young for saddle feathers, those come in around 12ish weeks at the earlier end.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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