Pullet or Cockerel RIR

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Spud Chicken, May 29, 2011.

  1. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi this is my first time raising chickens, is this a pullet or cockerel. He/She is about 10 weeks old. Any help would be great.
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  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    It's really hard to say. It could be either way, but I'm leaning towards rooster. His crown is quite red and his wattles are showing. Those neck feathers are looking quite pointed, as well.
     
  3. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it looks like a cockrel, mine are 5 weeks old and 4 of the 6 RIR's look like that, and they are male..... I hate it though, because one of them is super nice, and all I think is "WHY CAN'T YOU BE A HEN?????'
     
  4. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my wife and i are thinking cockerel as well... we are torn however, because we just rescued a cockerel from a family that couldn't have one because of city ordinances, and the new cockerel is MUCH friendlier than "big Red", what to do, what to do?[​IMG]
     
  5. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wait for a couple of weeks! Maybe he'll turn out to be a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  6. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it's pullet, cuz mine look like that too!
     

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