6 Rhode Island Reds (please check) ~6 weeks (?) sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shesapip, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Shesapip

    Shesapip In the Brooder

    I refuse to give up on getting RIR hens for my flock!

    I picked up these sweeties a few weeks (I think) ago. At first I thought I had one rooster, then I thought two, and now I'm thinking three. What do YOU think? [​IMG]
    I have one photo of five together and a separate photo of the sixth.

    Also, what age would you say they were at the time of the photos? Do they all look about the same age?

    ARE they Rhode Island Reds? [​IMG]

    Thanks so much for your help! [​IMG]
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    They look like 6-7wk old RIRs to me. Looks like there are probably three cockerals in there, but I would wait a couple more weeks to be sure.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    At least 3 roos.
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I see what appears to be 2 roos the 2 at the back of the pic.
  5. TexasVet

    TexasVet Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    I only see one roo... front center. But I can't see the backs and wings of the others. At about 6 weeks of age, hens will be fully feathered; roos won't have feathers down the center of the back or on the bows of the wings.

    I also feel just above their feet to see who has spur nubs. Some hens have them too, but the combo of missing feathers and nubs confirms "roo" for me.

    Kathy in Bellville TX
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Quote:My sentiments exactly. The wattles are a giveway with the roos.
  7. Shesapip

    Shesapip In the Brooder

    Ohhhh! I didn't even see the wattles until you just now pointed them out!

    It's been 10 days since that photo - I'll have to go out and look more closely at all of them. Hopefully there are no more than three cockerels in there.

    The boy with the biggest comb is a love - always gravitates toward me when all the others shy away. I wish I could keep a rooster within city limits!
  8. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    i would say 3 roo's 2 pullet's
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    3 roosters 2 hens there production reds

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