Am I A Hen or A Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by For-The-Love-Of-Chickens, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. We have three RIR all purchased at the same time, from the same feed store. We know we have a roo, and a hen, but one we are unsure about. They are about 15-16 weeks old.


    Our definite roo.


    Our definite hen.


    The chicken in question. The same feathering as the hen, but the comb and wattles throw us off as they are much larger and redder than the other hen, but not quite as big as the roo. She/he doesn't crow, but has the same growly-ness as the roo and is much, much louder than the other hens.

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  2. hen
  3. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    I vote hen as well - nice trio! [​IMG]
  4. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    yep hen, she is just maturing a little quicker.
  5. OK! Thanks!
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    She is a hen, her comb is getting darker and bigger because she is probably about to start laying [​IMG]
    Keep an eye on that Roo, RIR's can get pretty unfriendly, especially after the girls start laying
    That Roo sure looks older than 16 weeks, though.....
  7. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Thanks for asking the question. We were wondering the same thing this morning with two of our chickens that are same breed and look a lot like your pictures. The one that has the much larger comb doesn't crow either. I was going to take pics tonight and ask the same question! Have to show this post to my husband when I get home.

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