ROO or PULLET

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Rustler, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    Any body have a guess. This is a RIR bought as DO pullet 3/5/09. I have noticed that the comb seems larger and starting to flop and getting red. The others I got at the same time have much smaller combs. Also this one has a longer tail than the rest. Hit me wiff yer best shot.

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  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you show a side shot with legs and posture?
     
  3. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet. A roo wouldn't have feathers down the center of the back or on the wing bows.

    Check the feet to see if there are spur nubs. As a rule, hens don't have them.

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  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a roo to me for the reasons you mentioned, except for the longer tail. The color and comb is what I look for at that age.....P
     
  5. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The easiest way to tell is to compare to chicks of the same breed from the same hatch. Sounds like this one is a roo based on your description. I wouldn't expect saddle feathers until 2-3 months and spurs until 8-12 months.
     
  6. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    Thanks all I got 6 of these RIR at the same time from Del's feed supply. I have this one and maybe one other that I think are gonna crow (roo's). 1 wouldn't be too bad, 2 were gonna have a chicken dinner and more than that I will be takin em back to Del's.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Ditto. Here is a pic of my Roo at about 4 months old with two pullets next to him.

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    Here is a picture of him at approx 2 months.

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