5wk old RI Red tail feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stevin, May 14, 2010.

  1. stevin

    stevin Songster

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    noticed yesterday that some of my RIR chicks are now sprouting dark green feathers on their tail.
    is this a sign of a hen or rooster?
     
  2. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Songster

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    no expert here...but I would say 100% Roo!
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yuppers! Sounds like a rooster to me!
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Are they from a hatchery or breeder?

    RI Reds ( Hens and Roosters ) should have Black Tails..

    If you got them from a Hatchery I would say that they are roosters...

    Chris
     
  5. stevin

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    i got them from a high quality breeder (pine grove).
    inside the brooder i could barely notice the green feathers under the red lamp.
    but i took a couple outside and thats when i noticed the dark green almost black feathers under the sunlight.
     
  6. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

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    I have a 9 week old RIR Cockerel sprouting blackish green tail feathers! You've got a roo:)
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Don't jump the gun..
    Males and females have Black in there tail that is why I asked if they where hatchery or breeder stock...


    Chris
     
  8. stevin

    stevin Songster

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    so chris,
    what you're tellin me is it could go either way right now....?
    i know 5 weeks is still a lil early to tell for sure but i figured i'd give it a shot.

    thanx!!!
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I think at 5 week it could still go either way..
    What I would do is, see what there like in 2 or 3 weeks...

    Chris
     

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