Roo or Pullet? (7 weeks)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by almond, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Roo

    4 vote(s)
  2. Pullet

    0 vote(s)
  1. almond

    almond New Egg

    Feb 23, 2012
    We are pretty sure this is a roo, this picture is at 7.5 weeks. I think it has already crowed.. or is trying anyways. Since we are not allowed to have roos in our area, we will have to give it to a new home. Though I have already become attached to the little stinker. So before I actually give him away, I think I needed some reassurance that it is indeed a roo. It isn't aggressive, though is quite curious about what is going on around it. It eats quite a lot. From all of the local breeders we have got conflicting speculation. It's a dominant hen to its a roo. After researching on BYC it would be our safe assumption it is a roo, as most pictures posted (of 7-8 week chicks) do not have even close to the same defined comb and waddle.

    Thanks y'all!


  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    That's pretty well developed comb and wattles at just over 7 weeks. That's pretty much a sure sign of a cockerel. If he's already trying to crow, he'll likely master it soon! [​IMG]
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  3. evenstargirl

    evenstargirl Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    I'm sorry! :( It does look like a rooster. He's a cutie, though!
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  4. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Definately a cockeral!
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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    x 4 Looks like a cockerel to me, too.
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Yup, you got a little cockerel there.

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