Help please, I don't know if I have two Rhode Island Red roosters or hens

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  1. Ariel91

    Ariel91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    My Fiance and I are new to farm life, we just got our acre of heaven a little while ago. My mom, who knew that I couldn't wait to get started on raising chickens, got us two young Rhode Island chickens as a house warming gift. It has been a little over a month and the two little guys/gals have grown like weeds. The only thing is I do not know if they are females or males, one is about four months and one about five. We call the younger one Peeper and the other Banshee, due to the older ones squalling if you look at her/him wrong and the other making sweet little cooing noises.

    I took a couple pictures, if I need to post more just ask. Does anyone know if I have two little girls or little boys? Thank you so very much for your help and thanks for this awesome site![​IMG]

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    If they are 4 and 5 months old, they are hens. [​IMG]

    Pretty birds! Enjoy them and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I agree with TwoCrows. You have two hens. If you want some more opinions for your peace of mind, you should post them on our What Breed or Gender Section is This at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your RIRs.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed...HENS
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4, girls.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    All pullets!:)
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Both are pullets. Males will have a more developed comb and wattle by now. This is what my male looked like at around the same age:

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  8. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Beautiful girls you have there [​IMG]
     
  9. Ariel91

    Ariel91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Thanks! I've "stalked" this site for answers for awhile now, I'm glad that I finally decided to officially join, lol.
    Thanks so much!

    Quote: Thanks so much, I'll post anymore breed or gender questions there. I really appreciate it, I have been arguing with myself for days over the genders, lol. I'm shocked at how nice and helpful everyone is here, it's really awesome! [​IMG]

    Quote: Thanks!!

    Quote: Thanks so much, I'm glad to be here.

    Quote: Thanks!! Pullets? I never knew that was what young gals were called. Thanks for the info!

    Quote: Awesome, thanks for the pic! Now I will know what to look out for when these gals start having chicks.

    Quote: Thank you! I had a RIR (if that's right, newbie alert, lol) when I was a little girl, but I do not remember her being as pretty as these two. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Yes, pullet is the term for a female chicken less than one year but more than 5 weeks.
     
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