Are these three RIR's Roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TENCHICKENS, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. TENCHICKENS

    TENCHICKENS In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    Are these roosters or hens? Or both? Which are which??? HELP!

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  2. Impress

    Impress Songster

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    Looks like 3 roosters with a hen hiding in the middle.
     
  3. TENCHICKENS

    TENCHICKENS In the Brooder

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    crap...

    Anyone want a chicken sandwich?

    I think I got like 7 roosters and three hens... I only ever hear one or two roostering.. I was hoping the others were just hens that looked like roosters but maybe they arent mature enough to rooster yet.
     
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  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

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    Yep, 3 roosters 1 hens in the middle! Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I see three roosters and one hiding bird....

    The one on the far right has a beard and muffs; so probably not true RIR.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    None of them are truly RIR, but the ID's on sexes look to be correct. Sorry.
     
  7. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

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    Fred's Hens :

    None of them are truly RIR, but the ID's on sexes look to be correct. Sorry.

    Got to agree with Fred yet again, looking at the bright yellow legs tells me they are a sexlink/cross of sort. I also agree that its 3 boys based on plumage.[​IMG]
     

  8. mhhousley

    mhhousley In the Brooder

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    Quote:I concur. The RIR males have green tail feathers. The hens do not. But these don't look like full breed RIRs.
     
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  9. ChickDaze

    ChickDaze In the Brooder

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    The one hiding is too small to make the others anything but roos. Sorry. Oh, and they don't have to crow right away to be roos. i recently found out my "100% garunteed" americauna pullet was a roo, making three. Take a look at the combs. The boys will have huge combs in a few weeks.
     
  10. Emily1220

    Emily1220 Chirping

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    Please tell me HOW you all know they are roos??? They look like my 4 hens!! How can you tell from that picture???? I am confused.
     

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