Gender??? Newb with a question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by worm, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. worm

    worm New Egg

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    Hello all,

    I am the proud owner of 8 RI Reds, have successfully raised them from 1 week (now 3.5 months). this forum has been a huge asset to most of my questions, but 2 remain a mystery.

    1.) I built a 4 x 8 x 10 extension off of my existing shed, I put in a full size door, a window, roof vent, and a entry door for the girls that can be operated from outside the coop. Inside I built 5 consecutive nesting boxes that are 15w x 20 deep x 12h, I have lined the boxes with straw every other week (when I clean the coop out) and every time I go back to it I find the boxes with nothing in them but p**p. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? I should point out that there is 2 different height roosting poles as well.

    2.) I bought these 8 birds with the understanding that they were all girls.........1 of these girls seems a bit different than the others! I know this has been beaten to death on this site, can anyone shed a little light on the gender of this bird? See pics below.

    This is the one in question:
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    Here is a close up:
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    here he/she is in the back-left showing its rear end:
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I would say roo
     
  3. DunindiditFarm

    DunindiditFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I say roo, too. Can you show a few more pics of the side and top of his/her body?
     
  4. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. Looks like cockerel at a glance, maybe some comparison to one of the known girls, I have found it easier to tell difference now by comparing.
     
  5. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    I would say roo..
     
  6. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Washington State! [​IMG]
     
  7. broodytood

    broodytood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just waiting for the crow, I'd say! [​IMG]
     
  8. worm

    worm New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies,
    Anyone have an answer for question 1?
     
  9. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     

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