Do RIR hens EVER have tails like this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BarredRockCafe, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. BarredRockCafe

    BarredRockCafe New Egg

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    I'm 95% sure this is a roo, but I don't have any other RIR's to compare him to. He's about 22 weeks old and not yet crowing or laying. Am I crazy to hold out any hope he might be a she?

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  2. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, that's a roo. Sorry!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    He looks delicious.
     
  4. Amanda0609

    Amanda0609 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR roo is about the same age and not crowing yet. He can stay as long as he keeps quiet [​IMG] I wonder if RIR's are often late to crow?
     
  5. Peppermint

    Peppermint Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh boy. I just rehomed my RIR that looked EXACTLY like him. Look at his pointy, shiny hackle and sickle feathers, dark curving tail feathers...I don't know why he isn't crowing yet [​IMG] Is he nice to your other hens?
     
  6. BarredRockCafe

    BarredRockCafe New Egg

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    I guess, deep down, I knew the answer. But darn it THIS was the chicken I got to replace my BO rooster! Arg. Grumble. He's a nice boy, I guess he can stay as long as he doesn't crow.

    Maybe he doesn't crow because he was a latecomer to an established flock and is henpecked and low man on the totem pole.
     
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