Am I Rir? Am I Hen Or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChurpyChicken, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. ChurpyChicken

    ChurpyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buxton/Leek
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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Looks to be a Production/Hatchery Rhode Island Red cockerel.
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree
     
  4. ChurpyChicken

    ChurpyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does Production / Hatchery mean?
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    It means that whoever bred the bird, whether a hatchery, private breeder, etc. was not breeding towards the standard.

    It just means that the birds are bred for production (egg, meat) rather than to conform to a breed "standard". Personally, I believe the production birds make better pets.
     
  6. clucking chicken

    clucking chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like hen to me to spurs no big combs or wattles or saddle feathers i think rhode island pullet
     
  7. ChurpyChicken

    ChurpyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone gave me the eggs to hatch so not sure on that one [​IMG]
     
  8. tdkmom

    tdkmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it?
    I agree on Hatchery RIR but I was thinking pullet. Mine are almost 4 months and it looks like my hens.
     
  9. ChurpyChicken

    ChurpyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 weeks old on 7th october !
     

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