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Pullet or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicks4mom, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. chicks4mom

    chicks4mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what my two New Hampshire Reds are yet? I am thinking they are pullets but I am not experienced at all. :)
     
  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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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.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. chicks4mom

    chicks4mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are about 8-9 wks old.
     
  6. chicks4mom

    chicks4mom Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
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    Roo??
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    Pullet??

    Thanks for your help! How long before I will know FOR SURE!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     

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