RIR and Amberlinks from TSC Michigan - cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kkgreenwood, May 20, 2016.

  1. kkgreenwood

    kkgreenwood Out Of The Brooder

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    All of these were supposed to be pullets, they are 6-7 weeks old in the photo. Thinking one of them is not like the others...do we have a cockerel? Thanks!

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] Yes. Pullets don't get combs and wattles that size and that red at 6-7 weeks.



    *Edited to clarify which one I was referring to - the RIR in the back.
     
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  3. kkgreenwood

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    100%? or is there a (slim) chance Sue is a pullet? How long do we have until s/he starts crowing?
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    The RIR in the far back looks like a possible cockerel.
     
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  5. kkgreenwood

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  6. Lincy

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    At 6 weeks, that much waddle development and the bright red color scream roo, but feel free to wait it out. Every roo is different with crowing. He might start trying soon, but it will sound really funny. He won't master the big crow until later. Mine normally don't until around 4 months... if that.
     
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  7. kkgreenwood

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    His clucks definitely sound different than the other hens, much louder and flatter...We live in the city, so no roosters allowed. Just trying to figure out how long we can keep him around for before he starts disturbing the neighbors. Thanks everyone for the help!
     

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