Gender question on 7 wk RIR.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by motherhenmindy, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. motherhenmindy

    motherhenmindy Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I'm getting worried about my RIR...not even sure it is a RIR...maybe it's just a production red, but I don't care about that. Just worried she is becoming a he.

    Here she is at just shy of 7 weeks old. I have noticed her comb growing and signs of wattles and a slight pinking of these areas. If you had asked me which of my girls would have a change, she was the last on the list. She has always been quiet, docile, even as a baby chick she popped a squat anywhere and everywhere, we joked she must be the bottom of the pecking order. She was the last to get treats if at all, she will find herself alone and runs frantically after the others, she is the follower, not the leader.
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    I have noticed that her tail feathers point up when she runs around the yard, compared to the other two...don't know if this is a roo thing or a breed thing.

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    Here is the BR and the BO.
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    Too early to tell? Is there hope she'll stay a she?
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your RIR looks identical to my RIR and I'm pretty certain I have a hen.
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:x2. Looks like a pullet to me. My RIR roo was very, very obvious from an early age compared to my RIR pullets. By the time he was 7 weeks his comb was much larger and very red.
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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  5. SeasideSilkies

    SeasideSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    the RIRs a pullet!
     
  6. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. Looks like a pullet to me. My RIR roo was very, very obvious from an early age compared to my RIR pullets. By the time he was 7 weeks his comb was much larger and very red.

    Ditto with my roo.
     

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