roo or pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shannonruedger, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. shannonruedger

    shannonruedger Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2012
    Constantine Mi
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]well these are photos of my "pullets" tsc specials I did get these baby chicks for a dollar a piece, the guy wanted to get rid of them quick because they were getting wing feathers and flying out of their tubs. My question is do you think my buddy at the top two pix is a roo? He /She is very friendly and the first to try anything. as you can see from the bottom photo my other pullets are fully winged and losing baby fluff quickly. Any guesses on what this chicks sex and type are? It has those dark shoulder blade feathers coming in and none of its other littermaters have these. I am leaning toward sex links, red stars or new hampshires. His head is lighter than the pullets and seems to be looking a bit rooish around his eye where there aren't any feathers forming. I pulled them from the pullet bin but I know its a 90-95% chance to get all pullets. I am hoping this guy is a roo.
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Looks like a production red, red pullet, red comet, red star....same thing.
  3. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

    Nov 2, 2010
    Also, when you said "he/she always holds his/her head higher" some of my chicks did that. All were pullets. I think they're either stretching, or looking around.
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    My RIR stood up and walked tall like a boy. Then she grew red comb and wattles by 4 weeks(early). Her behavior was less then to be desired. She attacked me 3 times challenging me. I for sure thought she was going to crow.

    Nope, she lays beautiful XL dark brown spotted eggs. Her attitude changed and loves to sit on my lap. I disliked her at first, but now she's one of my favorites. I'll always have a RIR in my flock!
  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 3, 2012
    I dont think standing tall means roo. My girls all do it. They do it when they look around and they seem to do to i suppose "challenge" but I think they are establish their order. Here are a few photos

  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    It looks like a sex link, and then by defination it would be a pullet as the color is gold based.

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