Pullet or Cockerel???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by adcockfarm, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi we have two 9 week old pullets (or so we hope) and one, the RIR, has a larger and more red comb. they have fights a lot when they are outside if they were cooped up for a while, (the cage is a little small for them, we are trying to get them merged with the "big girls")
    and we were wondering if this one was a roo. here is a pic:
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    She is very friendly towards humans and has bonded with the 9 week old barred rock and the younger white leghorn, we really want to keep her! Thanks!
    PS if you need another pic just ask!
     
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm afraid a comb that big and red at 9 weeks means it is without doubt a cockerel. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you take a picture from the side..a side view to better see the saddle feathers?

    I love your book wall!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a little cockerel, no doubt.
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree with the rest!

    ~Alex
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I agree with the above... I couldn't help but notice Adele in the background! [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  9. Lamancha

    Lamancha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna disagree and say that it's a pullet. I cant see any saddle feathers or any other tell tail signs of it being a boy.
     
  10. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    @Lamancha

    It's only 9 weeks so too young for male feathers like saddle and sickle feathers. Those don't usually develop until 12+ weeks.
     
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