hello to all! need help identifying gender rhode island

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aims5396, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. aims5396

    aims5396 New Egg

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    This is my first time owning chickens and was wondering which were male and female? They are so sweet!
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  2. aims5396

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    This is my chicken coop
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The buff Orpington looks like a pullet, but the four reds look suspiciously like cockerels.
     
  4. aims5396

    aims5396 New Egg

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    I was thinking that too. It's really hard to tell. Just my luck lol
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Your Buff Orp is a pullet. The others are not Rhode Islands, they look more like New Hamshires or maybe even Red Broilers. As for sex... well, how old are they? By comb alone, all four look an awful lot like cockerels.
     
  6. aims5396

    aims5396 New Egg

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    Around 15 weeks plus.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    At 15 weeks? Yeah I'd say you have four cockerels.

    Nice coop by the way.
     
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a Buff Orpington pullet and four Production Red or Red Broiler cockerels. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Ah yes, I met you on the "what breed or gender is this," thread - I remember the coop and run. I suggested you put 1/2"hardware cloth around the perimeter of the run, from ground level to 18" up. etc. Diggers will easily go under your fence, fox, raccoons, possum, skunks unless you have a wire skirt underneath.

    Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
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