Roo or hen?? We have adopted 1 sweet chick.. 5 wks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ag8chick, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. ag8chick

    ag8chick New Egg

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    We have taken in a a little chick. I know it's too soon to know for sure, but it's fun to guess. Any ideas on gender of 5 wk old Rhode Island red mix?[​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    A full body pic would help, but I'm seeing a fairly well-developed pea comb. Pretty sure it's boy, and likely an Easter Egger mix.
     
  3. ChirpnBern

    ChirpnBern Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heh, that looks almost like a clone of one I hatched a couple of years back. Mixed flock, came from an EE egg, but likely the father was RIR. I was sure it was a roo because it was everyone`s favorite and the way my luck runs that`s just usually how things work out but it turned out to be a hen. She lays an odd shade of green-gold egg. Crossing fingers for you.[​IMG]
     
  4. ag8chick

    ag8chick New Egg

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  5. ag8chick

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  6. ag8chick

    ag8chick New Egg

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    My son loves chickens.and has truly taken to the chick.[​IMG]
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. That comb is too red and developed, too early on for a pullet.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  10. ag8chick

    ag8chick New Egg

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    Ok, that's yall! Maybe he is a RIR & EE mix.
     

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