Seems pretty silly to ask, but...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by de kippendame, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. de kippendame

    de kippendame Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe this being my first go with chickens and all, I might be calling it too soon. These RIR's pullets came sexed, they are 2 1/2 weeks and I am almost certain one is a roo. Its just too obvious, but then again, I'm no expert so maybe, just maybe he's a girl??[​IMG]

    Here are the presumed girls
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    Here are the 3 together, presumed roo in front
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    The 3 again, one girl not sure what to do with herself in the bright light...Presumed roo on the left
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    This one isn't the greatest of him
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    Roo?
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    And again
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    He has shorter tail feathers than the other two and I noticed yesterday that he has wattles where the other two just barely have the start of them. He certainly gives you the evil eye, but he is very calm and tolerant. Am I right, or is "he" an early blossoming girl???[​IMG]
     
  2. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a bit too early to tell, id still say pullet for now, not looking too red
     
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's pretty red for that age. I'm going to say Rooster
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cock-a-doodle-Roo!!!!
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Pretty sure that's a cockeral. The comb development and the thicker legs, as well as the pattern of feathering in, all say cockeral to me.
     
  7. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a beautiful rooster! [​IMG]
     
  8. de kippendame

    de kippendame Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I thought...and I was always so intigued with his pretty "lipstick".[​IMG] I was gonna name him Marilyn, or Madonna or something that says, "Hey look at my beautiful lips!" My boys say he is Kevin. Its too early to say if Kevin will be a patriarch or a good stew. Wasn't planning on becoming a breeder, but its not totally ruled out either *sigh*.[​IMG] I suppose until I hear a crow or see an egg, I can't be 100%.[​IMG] Thanks for your input!!
     
  9. de kippendame

    de kippendame Out Of The Brooder

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    Zaxby's2 :

    You have a beautiful rooster! [​IMG]

    Thank you! He is very dashing!​
     
  10. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3 [​IMG]
     

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