12 week old RIR-roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rcavanagh, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. rcavanagh

    rcavanagh New Egg

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    My 12 week old RIR has a medium size pink comb and wattles- but it is getting shiny black tail feathers that flop down- do hen's ever have black tail feathers?
     
  2. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture?
     
  3. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two RIR girls do as well as on the bottom of their necks.
     
  4. CarlaS

    CarlaS Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm gonna guess roo. But I would need to see pictures
     
  5. rcavanagh

    rcavanagh New Egg

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  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My RIR pullet has black tail feathers. She laid her first egg a few days ago.[​IMG]
     
  7. Kirtusjon

    Kirtusjon Chillin' With My Peeps

    95% sure pullet
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR at 22 weeks....pullet
     
  9. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rir roos have some colorful feathers the pullets normally dont. seems what your describing is a roo
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Rhode Island Red Roosters and Hens have black in there tail if that is what you mean by "colorful".

    Rose Comb Rhode Island Red Hen -
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    Rose Comb Rhode Island Red Rooster -
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    Single Comb Rhode Island Red Rooster -
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    Chris
     

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