Curious about my RIR worried my hen isn't a hen!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by adamsfam2006, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. adamsfam2006

    adamsfam2006 New Egg

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    New to chicken farming.... Is Rose actually a a Roger? So "she" is the youngest but also the biggest of my gals. Very talkative but no doodling..... What does everyone think based on these photos? :idunno[​IMG]
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  2. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not good with sexing but this defiantly is a rooster. Big feet, crown, body, rooster feathers, and hens don't get green tail feathers. Sorry.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X3, you have a rooster.
     
  5. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get rid of him soon if I were you. Every Rhode Island Red Rooster I have heard about what very mean once they matured. Agressive towards people that is. Even my neighbor down the street got rid of theirs. They thpught all roosters would be that way!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a rooster for sure. Sorry!
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    That's only because your experience has really been with hatchery grade stock that are production reds. True bred Rhode Island Reds are often as tame and friendly as puppies. True Reds cannot be purchased from feed stores, auctions or hatcheries, however.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree you have a cockerel.
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Interesting, learning everyday on the experience of BYC. Even textbooks and websites on chickens made me stay away from female RIR. Glad to learn they can be friendly.
     
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  10. adamsfam2006

    adamsfam2006 New Egg

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    She is not a feed store buy, "rose" is very friendly, one of our favorites so I will be (my kiddo more since she is the chick in our profile pic) sad is this one has to go....:rolleyes:
     

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