A fast developing hen or a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jusbkauz, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Jusbkauz

    Jusbkauz Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 10 rhode island red hens to add to my flock of 6 to make sure I have enough eggs when winter gets here this year. They were hatched on 1/15 and I purchased them in mid Febuary. Most of their combs are about[​IMG][/IMG] the same accept 1 and I'm hoping I have a fast developing hen on my hands and not a roo.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]The last 2 photos are of the suspect hen. What do you think, an early egg layer or will I need to come up with a plan B?
     
  2. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but I had a "hen" that had a comb and wattles like that at about the same age last year.

    I'm thinking you need to work on plan "B". [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. I think I can see pointy hackle feathers developing on the neck, and the dark wing feathers look suspicious.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. Sorry. :eek:(
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  6. Jusbkauz

    Jusbkauz Out Of The Brooder

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    I was afraid of that. When I open the pen to feed them that's usually the first one to meet me at the opening.
     
  7. Jusbkauz

    Jusbkauz Out Of The Brooder

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    How long did it take your other hens to start laying?
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Oh yeah, I had one other surprise laying in the run yesterday. The one on the left is just for size comparison.
     

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