Rhode Island Red giant pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickmeister, May 25, 2010.

  1. chickmeister

    chickmeister Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a group of chicks that are supposed to all be pullets but my RIR is larger and more aggressive than the rest. Also her/his comb is starting to turn red as are her/his wattles (my ISA Brown and Leghorn still have very light colored combs). This is my first flock and I would greatly appreciate your help. I have two pics, one of just the chick in question and one with said next to the California Grey Leghorn and Silverlaced Wynadotte that are the same age (8 weeks today [​IMG]) for comparison. Thanks!

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  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote roo.
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10 week old RIR roo and yours looks alot like mine! Mine was a sexed pullet and turned out to be roo too.
     
  4. OkieChix

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    looks rooish to me too
     
  5. chickmeister

    chickmeister Out Of The Brooder

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    I really appreciate the quick responses. I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping that's s/he's in fact a she but it doesn't look good. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for spurs and my ears open for crowing. Thanks again everyone.
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Such a big bulky frame......looks hennish though....but I think roo too.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Rooster..


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  8. NewChickens

    NewChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    A Rooster I got six RIR pullet chics this year and 1 turned out to be a roo. You could tell pretty early that he was a Rooster.
     
  9. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deffinately roo. Sorry !
    God bless!
     
  10. PoultryLover007

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    I'd say Roo as well......plus it doesnt have the fluffy down on its butt lol...the darker feathers on its tail to me looks like the beginnings of sickle feathers......
     

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