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Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Padfoot417, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2011
    Hey all,
    So I got some Rhode Island Red chicks from Tractor Supply.
    They're a little over 3 weeks old now,and I'm wondering about one of them.
    All of them look exactly the same of course,but Shadow is making me wonder.
    She has different feathers,darker and silkier.
    Her tail has black in it already.
    Her body is slightly smaller and so is her head.
    I don't know if I'm dealing with a rooster or just a different looking pullet.
    Any help would be appreciated!!




  2. TheRookie

    TheRookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours are 5 weeks old but we could tell our two roos around 3 weeks. If it was a roo, the comb would be much redder and more developed. I vote pullet.
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    I'm going with pullet also. [​IMG]
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    Looks like a cockerel to me! Only a cockerel would have a comb that big and already pinking up at 3.5 weeks old. He even has little wattles coming in already.
  5. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Barbourville, Kentucky
    Pullet - yellowish comb, no saddle feathers yet, don't see wattles either

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