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Rooter or Hen at 5 weeks old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SumChickenOwner, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. SumChickenOwner

    SumChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a white rock that I got from the feed store. It is supposed to be from a credible hatchery and is guaranteed 99% to be a hen. However, it seems to be a rooster and is very aggressive. I am posting two photos. Anyone has a white rock before? The comb doesn't look red and there is no red wattle either. The feet are pretty large. Please help. [​IMG]
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is too young to be sure, but I am thinking pullet at this point. Often times the males are already developing large, red combs at this age.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are you sure of the age and is this a current photo? It doesn't look like a 5 week old bird.
     
  4. SumChickenOwner

    SumChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have him or her for 5 weeks so probably 6 to 7 weeks old. And yes photos were taken today.

    I am hoping it's a pullet because there is no redness in the comb at all. Thanks for your quick feedback.
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Boys at that age will have pink combs and pullets will have orange combs, can't tell by your picture because the color is off.
     
  6. SumChickenOwner

    SumChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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    I will have to retake but th comb is yellowish orange.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Then it is probably a pullet
     
  8. SumChickenOwner

    SumChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I thought so too but it was so aggressive today when i placed it with some older chickens. So the comb size is normal at this age?
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Being placed with older birds out of the blue can put any gender of chick on the defensive (which often looks like the offensive - a "get them before they get you" sort of take on the situation).
     
  10. SumChickenOwner

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    That makes sense. I have been training her. I guess she'll need more time. Lol thanks so much.
     

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