RIR.... Oliver or Olivia?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sauers003, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Sauers003

    Sauers003 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 4 week old (just turned 4 wks) Rhode Island Reds, production pullets. The chances of a cockerel are slim but one of the chicks has a larger, pinker comb than the rest. And maybe wattle development? The tail feathers are nothing descriptive and she wasn't cooperating with a full profile shot. It is really too early to tell but we're taking bets. ;) What do you think? The "red-head" is included for comparison...she is the same age, all photos taken today.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At four weeks nothing about this chick is screaming cockerel just yet -- the comb development/size is not as much an issue as color and this comb appears to be a nice pale yellow at this point and I am not seeing any real wattle development. While a side shot would be helpful to assess the plumage on the body for any tell-tale dark patches, etc what I can see so far appears uniform in color.
     
  3. Sauers003

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    Thank you :)
     
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  4. Sauers003

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    Just updating photos of our questionable chick. 4 weeks, a day or so shy of 5 weeks. The weather was finally nice enough to take a brief excursion outside where the lighting is much better. Plus, a photo bombing cattle dog. [​IMG]
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