Roo or Pullet? Rhode Island Red 6 weeks old

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gnocchi18, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. gnocchi18

    gnocchi18 New Egg

    9
    0
    7
    Oct 2, 2013
    Seattle, Wa
    What do you think? Is my Regina a Reginald?[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    402
    3
    83
    Jul 25, 2013
    With my chickens
    A little to young to tell by the first picture roo, But the comb could be a hen. How old is She/ He is he/she starting to make a slight crowing in its throat? It will sometimes sound like it is choking
     
  3. birdiepearl

    birdiepearl Out Of The Brooder

    25
    1
    24
    Sep 17, 2013
    Minnesota
    I just went through the same thing with 3 RIRs. Couldn't tell, read all the blogs, tips and websites. Then stumbled upon this tip: when they are chicks, if there is a dark spot OR better yet, a dark thin stripe down center if baby's head, it's a girl.

    At 12 weeks, we suspected we had two Roos and one pullet. Went back to pics from 2/3 weeks old. Sure enough, one had a stripe and the other 2 did not. Days later the two suspects started making awkward crowing sounds. Bummer!

    Look for the stripe, my friend!
     
  4. gnocchi18

    gnocchi18 New Egg

    9
    0
    7
    Oct 2, 2013
    Seattle, Wa
    Does this stripe qualify you think? [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    402
    3
    83
    Jul 25, 2013
    With my chickens
    On the wing? Or on the neck?[​IMG]
     
  6. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    402
    3
    83
    Jul 25, 2013
    With my chickens
    Oh! I see it!
     
  7. birdiepearl

    birdiepearl Out Of The Brooder

    25
    1
    24
    Sep 17, 2013
    Minnesota
    There it is...on HER head! Yay!

    Now, I'd sure like to know if it turns out we are wrong.... Keep us posted!
     
  8. birdiepearl

    birdiepearl Out Of The Brooder

    25
    1
    24
    Sep 17, 2013
    Minnesota
    Oh - and, she has a very sweet little face, btw!
     
  9. michkk2000

    michkk2000 Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Jun 1, 2013
    Maybe you can help me roo or pullet [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

    209
    18
    114
    Apr 28, 2011
    Boston
    My guess is a He, otherwise she has some serious "cankles" lol. And I think I see some red waddles coming in on picture 1?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by