Help with sexing RIR

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danh85, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. danh85

    danh85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all my Rhode Island Red is about 8 weeks old now and I was wondering if it's possible to get a definitive rooster or hen answer. It's starting to act more aggressively to the other birds and can stick the feathers on the back of its neck up kind of like a cat. I haven't seen the others do it. Thanks for the help. [​IMG]
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  2. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure it's a roo but I could be wrong. I'm guessing roo because of comb and wattle development and color.
     
  3. juliecamp

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    I also have to agree with @TimCline bc the waddle is reaally red
     
  4. danh85

    danh85 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks. That's what I have read everywhere. I was hoping it's not true since the other one looks about the same too. I can deal with one rooster but 2 for 8 other hens seems excessive. Looks like I now have to read up on ways to tame it.
     
  5. juliecamp

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  6. juliecamp

    juliecamp Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel the same way I just got a 8 week old white maran that is supposed to be a girl but I posted it on this site and half are saying girl and half is saying male so now I don't know but u never know
     
  7. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or butcher it lol
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking both the birds in that first picture are cockerels.
     
  9. danh85

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    Oh I have no problem butchering them. I have 2 meat birds that will be ready to go in three weeks. They could go with them. But I do have a neighborhood hawlk that a rooster can occupy it's time with.
     
  10. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely all roosters!
     

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