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Will you please double check me?(genders)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wwinorth, May 16, 2008.

  1. wwinorth

    wwinorth Out Of The Brooder

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    BR pullet [​IMG]

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    RIR cockrel

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    RIR pullet [​IMG]

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    Thank you very much!! I'm so glad I found ya'll!!

    Mel
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    How old are they?
     
  3. wwinorth

    wwinorth Out Of The Brooder

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    7ish weeks, I know they are at least 6 weeks because I've had them that long and I think they were about a week when I got them.
     
  4. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That BR has a really big comb for that age to be a pullet. MAybe someon with more expereince can shed some light on that one.
     
  5. sweet_peeps

    sweet_peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Plus no tail to speak of and thick legs all which
    are male signs.

    My Barred Rocks are 6 weeks old and none of them
    has a comb as big as yours.
    Plus they all have longer tails and thinner legs.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    At that age I'm thinking all roos.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I agree about the comb on that BR. My seven week old BR pullet's comb isn't anywhere near that big. My five week old one who I think is a roo has one almost that big though. But both of mine have much longer tails.
     
  8. wwinorth

    wwinorth Out Of The Brooder

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    At that age I'm thinking all roos.

    Even the last RIR? Their facial features are really quite different, as are their body types, but not their feathers. Here is an up close of their faces together.

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    actually that's not all that great either, I'll have to try to get a better pic.

    Thanks!!
    Mel​
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes, even the last one. At that age it would be rare for a pullet to have that much color in her comb.
     
  10. sweet_peeps

    sweet_peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say that last picture up top of the RIR is a female.
    I had RIR hens that had some pretty impressive combs
    and wattles.
    If I hadn't seen them lay eggs I would have sworn they
    were a rooster.

    Her leg (from the little I can see) looks thin and she
    has that hen squat.
    So, I vote hen.

    Oh, and she has a tail.
    edited to add above line
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2008

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