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Roo or Pullet? 8 week old Red Sex Link or New Hampshire

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ske1806, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. ske1806

    ske1806 In the Brooder

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    Could you please tell me if you think this is a girl or a boy? The chick is about 8 weeks old now and is very docile.
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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I'd say that is a hatchery quality RIR or a production red and if it really is only 8wks, I say it's a roo.
     
  3. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Songster

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    The comb,wattles and big feet indicate it's a rooster.
     
  4. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    RIR and NH cockerels usually have redder combs and wattles at 8 weeks. I'd hold off on judging just yet...my bet would be pullet. If you search RIR or New Hampshire, you'll see quite a few pics of pullets with combs like that at 8 weeks.
     
  5. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

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    That is not a Red Sex Link. I don't see the white feathers it. I'd guess pullet at this point.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Roo
     
  7. ske1806

    ske1806 In the Brooder

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    How about the tail feathers. There's a little curl in them, which makes me think roo. But the behavior is really not cockerel like.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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  9. patman75

    patman75 Songster 9 Years

    Roo
     
  10. ske1806

    ske1806 In the Brooder

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    Here's Big Red at 13 weeks. Any chance for this to be a pullet?
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