RIR: pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kjk66ss, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. kjk66ss

    kjk66ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]i just picked up this chick. i have many RIR pullets and have been trying to get a RIR roo for them but have been unsucsessful . this one is 5 WEEKS. comb is alot taller then any of the pullets ive had at this age. in the pictures,the long thin feathers growing on the head make the comb look short but the comb is much taller then the others at 5 weeks.


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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The face looks masculine to me, but I'm not 100% sure. :/
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this ones comb bigger than the others? Usually cockerels have bigger combs than pullets, and are much bigger of a cry baby.
     
  4. kjk66ss

    kjk66ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the comb is much bigger then the RIR pullets that i have that are 9 weeks old but this one has no red yet and is from different parents.
     
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, he may be a cockerel. Depending on your description.
     
  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockerel to me!
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't really see if the hackle feathers are rounded or more pointed. Rounded feathers say pullet. Pointed say cockeral. I never judge just by comb size. :thumbsup
     
  8. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know if I should say "Sorry" or "Congrats!" [​IMG]
     
  9. kjk66ss

    kjk66ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope. i have 12 pullets. and the last 3 i picked out at about 4-5 weeks old thinking and hoping they were roosters and ive been wrong 3 times already.
     
  10. Countrymanfowl

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    Looks like it has a masculine head. But i can't make a choice just on that.
     

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