1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Another Roo or Hen Question (with pictures)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by randyreider, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. randyreider

    randyreider New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 15, 2015
    Kauai
    Aloha,
    I purchased 3 RIR pullets when they were about 4 weeks old. The person I bought them from did the best she could to try to sex them, but there is a definite difference between them. Two are much larger and have bigger combs and wattles.
    I have checked out numerous other threads on this site on the subject, but I just can't find a definite answer.
    I have not heard any crowing, but on the other hand there are loose chickens all over the place here, so it may be hard to tell. I've been listening, and I haven't heard mine crow yet. I also don't see any spurs.
    Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!
    Mahalo,
    Randy

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry but you do have two roosters and one hen. See those long, curving, green tail feathers? That's in addition to the red, larger comb/wattles, also they are developing the long, stringy hackle feathers on the neck and saddle feathers in front of the tail. Will the person you bought them from exchange them for hens perhaps?
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    84,500
    3,755
    628
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    2 Rhode Island Reds, one cockerel, one hen

    1 Rose Combed Rhode Island Red, cockerel
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    77,082
    5,380
    678
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 2
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    I agree.
     
  6. randyreider

    randyreider New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 15, 2015
    Kauai
    That's what I was afraid of! Thank you everyone!
    Randy
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by