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HELP! New mommy...RIR hen or roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bksmith5214, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. bksmith5214

    bksmith5214 Hatching

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    I have 25 RIR that are 16 wks old. I am still trying to figure out how many, if any, roos that I have. I am only wanting to have 1 or 2 roosters, but I can't tell yet. If anyone can help please do. I can post more pics if you want. Thanks.

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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I don't think I see any roos in those pics, but it can be hard to tell without seeing a full body shot to get a look at the neck and saddle areas. Hens at that age can definitely have combs and wattles that big.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
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    With RIRs you'll have to post full body shots. The hens have large waddles too. But all I see are hens, so far.
     
  4. bksmith5214

    bksmith5214 Hatching

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    do you want full body shots of just the ones with the bigger and redder combs? Let me know and I will get them posted. Thanks to all!![​IMG]
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
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    Quote:Post whichever you're thinking is a roo. No biggie.
     
  6. momofchicks

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    One way to tell a Roo is by their shiny feathers. My roo RIR had very wet looking feathers, the ones around the neck are pointed and by the tail hang down. Good luck.
     

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