Rhode Island Red 12 weeks, pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Featherlyadvice, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Featherlyadvice

    Featherlyadvice Out Of The Brooder

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    Purchased some production RIR's from TSC. Supposed to be pullets, but 1 got red before the other. We named her Rosey, and Rosey has recently started making what sounds like a sick beginning of a crow! What confuses me is that both RIR's seem to have same body, legs and feathers, just different comb/wattles and now Rosey's new call. What do you guys think?
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How old?
     
  3. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging by comb size and attempted crowing, Rosie is a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  4. Featherlyadvice

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    12 weeks. Both were purchased as day olds at same time.
     
  5. Featherlyadvice

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    Aww, poo. She's/He's my fav. I have a wonderful place to send him, but I've gotten attached.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be a fast maturing pullet. It's not unheard of for Production Reds to start laying at 16 weeks.
     
  7. Featherlyadvice

    Featherlyadvice Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering the same thing. What threw me is that they look the same body wise, feathering color, leg color, etc. Its just that red comb/wattle thats different. I thought maybe the weird sick call may be the start of an egg song or something too. Its like one long, hoarse "baaaaaaaaalllllwk".
     
  8. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm that is interesting. Definitely suspicious though with those wattles. My two RIRs that I got from TSC are a bit older and definitely don't have anywhere near that amount of wattles and comb, much more like your other Red. But it doesn't seem to have a rooster stance either..... Definitely interesting, you've got to update us when you find out the gender for sure.
     
  9. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    I can't see good on my cell but if that's green tail feathers I'm seeing, I'd say roo.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think Rosie is a roo but, allowing for mistake - give her another couple weeks to see if she crows for real or lays an egg.
     

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