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Rhode Island Red rooster or hen?

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This gal (guy?) was born around July 26, making her 12 weeks old now. I noticed just today that she's sprouting some green tail feathers. I've looked at pics of hens and roosters and can see that some hens have green feathers, can anyone provide some insight based on these pics? I'm hoping it's just too early to tell. She's always been a bit scraggly around the head/neck, and is my most skittish chicken. Funny thing is, she already has both names-Ruby & Ruben!Thanks for looking!

 

 

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I'm leaning towards cockerel, but a clear photo of the back/saddle area would help.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #3 of 5

I'm no expert but I will claim it as a hen

post #4 of 5

I think I see some pointed hackle feathering.  Looks like you have a roo.

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rev·o·lu·tion  

1. A single complete cycle of such orbital or axial motion.
2. The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
3. A sudden or momentous change in a situation.
4. Geology A time of major crustal deformation, when folds and faults are formed.
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The Revolution starts in your own backyard!  Grow it, make it, create it, buy it local!

 

rev·o·lu·tion  

1. A single complete cycle of such orbital or axial motion.
2. The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
3. A sudden or momentous change in a situation.
4. Geology A time of major crustal deformation, when folds and faults are formed.
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Just curious, what did it turn out to be smile.png?
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