Dilemna - Boy or Girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mhardy62, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 Out Of The Brooder

    My RIR is now 21 weeks old and neither a crow nor an egg (that I know of anyway).

    I was convinced he was a he, but I would have thought that I would have been awakened with the whole cock-a-doodle-doo by now.

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  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kinda looks like a hen to me.[​IMG]
     
  3. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet. My RIR's didn't start laying until 9 and 10 months old. Now they lay 5-6 large to extra large brown eggs a week. Some breeds and birds themselves just take a little longer to start.
     
  4. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 Out Of The Brooder

    Sounds like he is a she!! I have a couple of more pics - not sure if it makes a difference
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  5. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 Out Of The Brooder

    And these two are the youngest of my flock of 16. Born 13/14 January. One is a Sliver laced Wyandotte and the other a Barnevelder. Do not know sex of either, although I have my suspicions. If I end up with 2 Roos from these or my 2 RIRs, I have promised one to a friend (even though I am allowed to have up to 5 Roosters - one is enough for my little flock.)

    I call these two TweedleDee and TweedleDum - I am sure they will get proper names ones their personalities and sex is determined.

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  6. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are still too young for me to tell, if no one can figure it out then give us a comb shot and a side shot in about a month or when they fully feather out.
     
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Your RIR is a pullet.

    The other two...I'd lean towards the SLW being a boy, but they are both too young to really tell.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Agreed
     
  9. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 Out Of The Brooder

    Good to know my RIR is actually a girl. I have two of them, but this one is darker and slighlty different shape to the feathers than the other - well at least I thought they were both RIRs. I have my suspicions that the little silver laced wyandotte is a roo, but we'll wait and see as it seems I was wrong about this one :)
     

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