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Roo or Pullet? VERY confused.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lone Star Chick, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I have 2 RIR chicks, approximately 7 weeks in age. Both purchased from TSC. I believe the larger of the two (1st pictures), to be female. The smaller one, in the 2nd set of photos, I'm a bit unsure of. "She has always had a larger comb, and is now has larger waddles as well. "She" has this GOOFY run/walk, that is different from her sister, and my other 10 birds (these are my only RIRs). "She" has some green feathering and longer tail feathers as well. "She" had an accident at about 3-4 wks old (got trapped under feeder for right under an hour), and has been stunted in growth since, so it is a bit harder to compare the two birds. 2 pullets, 1 pullet/1 Roo? Thank you in advance. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!

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    Thank you all again in advance!!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    The first is a pullet. The second... looks female but I agree the comb and wattles are rather suspicious. That said, many RIR pullets tend to have rather large combs and wattles, whereas almost all cockerels grow MASSIVE combs and wattles, significantly bigger than this one's. I would suggest posting updated pictures in 3-4 weeks, sex should have become much more obvious by then.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
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  4. chickenmomma16

    chickenmomma16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... I got a RIR "pullet" originally from Privett Hatchery and right off the bat "she" acted differently. I noticed this chick was bolder, larger comb that reddened up early, and was far more alert. It did end up being a cockerel unfortunately. Here are pics I took to compare:

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    Notice the roosters stance and the RIR cockerel next to him. :lau. My dog walked by, notice the pullets didn't pay it much mind but the boys wanted to kick butt!


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    About 6weeks old here. RIR cockerel vs red sex link comb
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    It's a tough call on this one, you will know for sure if it crows or lays an egg! :old But I agree with the others, give it a little longer and it will get easier to tell pullet/cockerels apart.
     
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  5. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all. I will wait and see, then update at 10-12 weeks.
    Chickenmomma16, I couldn't get a great picture of him/her, but pic 3 bears a striking resemblance to him/her, in person(well, chick to human...;). Hoping for a rooster, but 12 hens means more eggs[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG].
     
  6. Lone Star Chick

    Lone Star Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: chickens are now 9 weeks. Still not 100% on the "male", but I'm still holding out for a Roo. Anyone able to tell now? Thanks again in advance!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Lookin like a pullet to me.
     
  8. eleaserek

    eleaserek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's 9 weeks old, I vote cockrel. That's a whole lot of comb to be a girl.
     
  9. Lone Star Chick

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    Thank you both!!
     

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