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Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rytay4, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. rytay4

    rytay4 New Egg

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    I'm thinking one rooster and hen! 5 wk old RIR[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas not too awful far from Crowley (Blue Ridge for her, Greenville for me), and I have a number of relatives in Weatherford. You only have one chick in your picture, and it is pretty young to try and sex accurately. I would suggest posting pics of both of them in about a month on our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this, and let our experts there take a look at them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope both your chicks turn out to be pullets.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - Michael gives good advice.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I see there is a second chick in the pic. Somehow I missed it with my first post. Just guessing, I'd say the top one is a pullet and the bottom one is a cockerel, but again they are very young and I'd post in about a month.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I agree with Michael here, the top one looks like a pullet and the lower one looks like a cockerel. But you still might post these pics in our What Breed and Gender section to be sure. Michael has left you with the link to that section.

    Enjoy these two cutie pies and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree also that at this age, you seem to have a pullet and a cockerel but, one may be a faster developer than the other. Things could even out in a few weeks.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You have a cute pair here!
     

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