Worried I have a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Colsy, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Colsy

    Colsy New Egg

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    Hi, I purchased 2 Plymouth Rock chicks just after Christmas. As they are aging one is becoming distinctly different from the other. I'm worried one might be a rooster.
    They both have similar coloured legs and feathers, but one seems lankier and a much lighter beak and face and more developed comb.

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It looks to me like your worries could be well founded - sorry.
     
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you mean the one on the left? I don't see any color to that comb, so I'd still say pullet. Maybe it's because of the background but does that chick have a single comb or rose comb?
     
  4. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not getting cockerel vibes yet. How old?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like pullets to me.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pullets
     
  7. moutainMan

    moutainMan Just Hatched

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    Roosters have 2 sets of barring genes. Both are pullets. A rooster would be much more white by now.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At 2 months, I'd expect a lot more comb and color if one were male. I think what you're seeing is simply normal variation.
     

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