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Roo or Pullett Red Comet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pamperedamber, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am starting to worry that my 12-15 week Red star pullet is in fact a rip. Here are some pictures. Let me know what you think please. Thank you.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think it's a hen, most will start laying by 20 weeks, so I think it's just sexually maturing. Roosters have more white.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    You've got some extra white on a Red Sexlink pullet, but a rooster would be almost all white with red wing bars. Her feathers are still maturing, so you've simply got some juvenile molt with adult feather growth.

    Comets mature quickly, so she will come into lay early. I've had them as early as 18 weeks...and she looks to be on schedule for that.

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    looks like her bloomers are showing
     
  5. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. She is as red as my 22 week chickens (EE) so I was worried.
     
  6. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red stars are a hybrid bred to mature fast and EE's not so much so that's normal [​IMG]
     
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