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Rhode Island Reds - Cockarel or Pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jamiebartlett, May 15, 2007.

  1. jamiebartlett

    jamiebartlett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two RIR from co-op that I was told all pullets. They are now 5 1/2 weeks old. One has a comb that is more prominent than the other and a dark shade of pink, while the other is still yellow. Are there any other tell tale signs I have a baby cockarel besides waiting for it to grow up and crow? [​IMG]

    Thanks, Jamie
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
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    If ones is more prominent, and turning red, It is a sure sighn that it is a cockeral. But you never realy know, they can suprise you.[​IMG]
     
  3. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you post a few pics then some one can probably help you out
     
  4. jamiebartlett

    jamiebartlett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am no expert on this but it still looks like a pullet, maybe she just has a look all her own...
     
  6. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok now wait a minute the baby we are talking about in the second pic is the chick in the center right. Because the one that is on the left does look more like a little Roo.
     
  7. jamiebartlett

    jamiebartlett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In both pics they are pictured together. Same chicks... The redder ones are the RIR.. Disregard the obvious cockarel that's laying on the ground yellow/black. [​IMG]
     
  8. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok now we know my hair color, I am going with my first geuss.[​IMG]
     
  9. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a cockeral in the second pic, left side.
     
  10. ChrissyNC

    ChrissyNC Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR boys are the same age as yours. Here's what they look like as of today, maybe you can compare your's to them.

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