In the Brooder
- Jan 8, 2013
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The first one looks like a possible roo with the red showing up in its comb and wattles already, unless they are a lot older than they look, the second like a possible girl.
You will know for sure once they begin to crow (the time varies for individual birds, but most begin crowing at 8-14 weeks), or get their adult plumage. A rooster will have shinier, pointed hackle and saddle (back) feathers, while a hen will be duller in color and have rounded feathers.Here are a couple more pictures. I realized the photos were a couple weeks old. I think the first one is a Roo like you all suggested. He seems to have a little more pink/reddish color coming in and he seems to have al ittle under his beak too! Was hoping for all pullets. The second one I think is a pullet.
Definitely a cockerel.
Could be a pullet, but looks more like a slower-developing cockerel.
Thanks for your help! How long before I will know FOR SURE!