Suspected cockrel...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MotherOfChickens99, May 25, 2019.

  1. MotherOfChickens99

    MotherOfChickens99 In the Brooder

    May 25, 2019
    3-4 week old RR... we've been suspicious that s/he is a boy since day one because of behavior and body. Now s/he has a fairly prominent comb that is turning pink, pinking around the wattles, and short tail feathers for the age. Is it too early to tell? We are fine with having one roo in the flock, just curious if you guys agree with us! Was purchased as a pullet from a local grain mill but you know how it goes

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  2. Kartoo750

    Kartoo750 In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2019
    I think it may be a boy (I have 6 year olds and 8 12 week olds and none had combs like that so early on) however I don’t have RR chickens so it may depend on the breed. I would post again in a few more weeks when it will be easier to tell.
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  3. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

    Nov 28, 2017
    Agreed. I would give it a couple more weeks to accurately sex it. 8 weeks old is ideal.
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  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Have to say X3 cockerel

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