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Am I a RIR Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mfsakc, May 17, 2009.

  1. mfsakc

    mfsakc Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    El Dorado County, CA
    Hi BYC - I have learned soooo much reading this forum. Let's see if I've learned my lessons well...[​IMG]

    I suspect I have a RIR roo. After reading thru BYC I learned that roos will feather out later than a hen, will develop thick legs and their comb will be more pronounced and rose colored.

    Photos below of the suspected roo and one of my RIR pullets for comparison. Both are 8 weeks old and the suspected roo is obviously bigger than my other two RIRs. Your help and expertise [​IMG] are appreciated!!

    I think this is my pullet - her name is Strawberry:

    I think this is my roo - her name is currently Sunset but I'm thinking she/he becomes RooMan:

    Is a name change in store?

  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Looks like a roo to me! YOu can leave his name Strawberry...jsut say it was because his combs changed to a strawberry color! He won't know! [​IMG]
  3. calibersway

    calibersway In the Brooder

    May 7, 2009
    Roxboro North Carolina
    A name chance is definately in store for Sunset.
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  5. mfsakc

    mfsakc Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    El Dorado County, CA
    Thank you everyone! His name has officially been changed to RooMan!!

    When I decided to get my chickens my DH and I both stated No Roosters!

    Weeeelllll the more time I spend out at the coop (which is too much says DH) the more he grows on me. He will let me pick him up and at this point doesn't seem aggressive. I kinda like the idea of the big guy out there keepin' an eye on his gals!!

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