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a He or a She? Rhode Island Red

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jefra, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. jefra

    jefra In the Brooder

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    OK. Don't know if this is a he or a she. It's the bolder of the two birds that i got as peeps last spring. I assumed they were sisters, but I just don't know anymore.

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    and for contrast, this is the sister...
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    thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2007
  2. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Looks just like my two girls!
     
  3. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

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    They look like my girls too and my reds have a good size comb and wattles too.
     
  4. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    I would add that the one at the top is closer to laying than the one on the bottom. Notice how her comb is brighter red than the one on the bottom? I'd be watching for her to be visiting the nest box soon!
     
  5. jefra

    jefra In the Brooder

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    ahhh - very interesting cause when i went to pick that first one up today she did the whole low back, wings splayed, submissive thing that my silkie did when she was laying. So good to know. She's always making some kind of low long clucking noise - not quite a growl but much noisier than the others who contentedly just quietly cluck. Would they mature at different rates?
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yup...RIR pullets....I've found that each bird matures differently...

    Tuff
     
  7. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    sorry to be contradictory to everyone else but i reckon that top bird is a roo...our RIR roo looks a heck of lot like that!
     
  8. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

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    I think both of them are hens.
     
  9. lostinthewoods

    lostinthewoods In the Brooder

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    i would say they're both hens. [​IMG] my RIR roo looks nothing like that....he has a much bigger/brighter comb and wattles. [​IMG] They look very nice btw! [​IMG]
     
  10. kaiazoe

    kaiazoe Hatching

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    I Have 2 RIR hens and they both look like the top one!
     

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