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RIR - Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here is a pic of one of my 5 week-old RIR's. I can't quite decide whether this is a pullet or a roo yet. My other roos combs have really gotten tall and orange and the other pullets combs have stayed shorter than this one and pale (like this one). What do you think? Pullet or Roo???
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  2. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say rooster. Probably just isn't developing his comb as fast as your other roosters.
     
  3. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say rooster. His legs look real thick.
     
  4. backyardfarmfamily

    backyardfarmfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say roo too - my RIR hens didn't get their combs that quickly...
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    He is a rooster!....
     
  6. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like Sunday dinner to me.

    Rufus
     
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    roo, our Hazel's comb was waaaaaaaaaay smaller than that!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rooster! Very thick legs, Stacey.
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Well shoot, ya'll! I was hoping that MAYBE I had one more pullet than I had previously thought. [​IMG] You know, 8 roos out of 12 straight run chicks is just plain rotten luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, No!!! My chicks are about the same age as yours and it looks like I have more roosters than I thought.

    I have one that is colored much the same except for more white on the wings, he is also taller and lighter. His comb was red at about 3 wks and he is noticeably aggressive and fights with everyone. I'm thinking he might be a game cock; he's cocky anyway.
     

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