RIR roo??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lunabyrd, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Lunabyrd

    Lunabyrd New Egg

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    So these chicks are about 3 weeks old, and I have one that seems to be much larger and more mature, combs much more developed and beginning to develop a wattle. He/she just seems different ....

    What do you think?

    first one is the suspect ....

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    this is what most others look like....

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  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Close chick in pic 1 is a roo

    background chick in pic 2..maybe need a profile picture
     
  3. Lunabyrd

    Lunabyrd New Egg

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    What would one do if they needed to get rid of a rooster ..?? Post it on craigslist? I live in the city where roosters are not allowed. [​IMG]

    Here is suspect number 2 that you pointed out in the second picture. It's not as big as the other ....

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  4. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks develop at different rates, even from the same hatch. Todays monster could be tomorrows runt. I wouldn't hazzard a guess at this point. I do love when they get all ratty looking at this stage. If they were mine I would be hoping rooster though. Nothing nicer than a big, proud RIR Rooster strutting in the sunlight.
     
  5. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Suspect 1: ROO
    Suspect 2: Pullety looking, but could be roo
     
  6. Lunabyrd

    Lunabyrd New Egg

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    Should I wait till a certain age before making assumptions? When is it safe to be sure?

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  7. Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i'm in the same boat as you... I just found out I have a roo too
     
  8. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The easiest way is to wait until you see it lay an egg, or hear it crow! Sure fire at that point....
     
  9. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

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    When I got my started pullets, they were 17 weeks old. Some had huge red combs, and some had "barely there" combs. Yours could be hens developing at different rates? Mine all have combs that look exactly alike now, and they all started laying within days of each other.
     
  10. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:keep them until they crow and then off to freezer camp. They will be very tastey. Check out the meat bird subforum on how to take care of things yourself. oh, and only name your roos "dinner" no need to get attached to them.
     

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