Help identifying "Big Red"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Edmondson152, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Edmondson152

    Edmondson152 Out Of The Brooder

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    Big Red looks like a rooster to me but acts like a hen (minus laying eggs yet). He hangs out with hens and has no crow. My other 2 roosters crow and "rule the roost" together. Any help with his breed and sex would be helpful. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Edmondson152

    Edmondson152 Out Of The Brooder

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    Another pic

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  3. polishcourt

    polishcourt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my hen Ruby a RIR
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    It looks like a young cockerel, and he might be some type of cross.

    Where are you located?
     
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  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    It's not even close to a R.I. Red.
     
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  6. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a production red type, with some new hampshire red influence.

    How old is the bird?
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me. The pointed hackle feathers and patchy red coloring are two signs.
     
  8. Edmondson152

    Edmondson152 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in Willow Spring, NC
     
  9. Edmondson152

    Edmondson152 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure how old. I've had the bird for a few weeks. I got a flock from a lady that was moving. He's definitely young but not quite sure how young.
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    With two older cockbirds, a young cockerel will be deferential and often just keep his mouth shut.
     
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