Rhode Island Red Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SavorChick, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. SavorChick

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    We believe this is a 8-week old RIR male. Your opinions are appreciated. Thanks.
    Actually, (s)he is our first chicken; we've just not been able to pick it up 'til now.

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  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a Roo to me, sorry :(
     
  3. SavorChick

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    We are not sorry. This is our first male and we want babies. A neighbor has requested two chickens.
    If he (Reggie) had turned out to be a pullet, we'd likely have brought home a Buff Orp. we saw at the local feed store.
     
  4. SavorChick

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    What tipped you off?
     
  5. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a lot of comb growth and redness for an 8 week old.
     
  6. SavorChick

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    Thanks, Ming.
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    Given the size and redness of its comb and wattles at 8 weeks, you have a cockerel.
     
  8. SavorChick

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    Thanks, Michael. We had a chance to observe him today. He is all male. He walks and stands differently. Can't wait until he matures.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. JRabbit90

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    Totally a roo! I have other RIR pullets and one cockerel the same exact age. The girls don't even have a red comb at this age. My cockerel looks completely different from my pullets and he looks exactly like yours.
     

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