Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eurkkah31, May 22, 2018.

  1. Eurkkah31

    Eurkkah31 In the Brooder

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    Im not 100% sold this is a roo... the comb is slightly bigger than my other RIR but it’s nkt really red. So I’m wondering if there is a slight chance it may be a hen. About 8/9 weeks old
     
  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome 8 - 9 weeks old ? That's probably a cockerel.
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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  5. Eurkkah31

    Eurkkah31 In the Brooder

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    Can I ask how you’re able to tell so easy? I’m sure I’ll get it eventually. These are my others...
     

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  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    These are pullets.

    General rule is:
    Any chick from 6-8 weeks old until around 16 weeks, that has a red/pink comb or wattles, is a cockerel. At 18-20 weeks, pullets combs and waddles will redden as they begin to lay.
    At around 12 weeks, males develop pointy saddle, (most accurate) hackle, and sickle feathers. Females won't ever get them.

    Look at your first bird, and compare it to your other four. See the comb and wattles? On our pullets, they are small and yellow.
     
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