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Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mindy777, May 29, 2016.

  1. Mindy777

    Mindy777 New Egg

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    I was told at Tractor Supply that this was for sure a Hen. The older this chicken gets the more I'm in doubt. I let them out to free range yesterday while we were building on a large run..all the dirt is from digging around to bury the wire. This is a 5 week old Rhode Island Red. What do you think? Sorry for the poor quality, I find it hard to take a pic of a moving target.
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say cockerel
     
  3. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotta say rooster, unfortunately. Even though the comb isn't huge or bright, he's too dark a red and those legs are huge. Hold out a little longer tho :-D
     
  4. Mindy777

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    Thank you, that's what I thought, plus those little tail feathers are not looking like a hen.....We will keep him as long as he doesn't cause major stress or damage to the hens.....
     
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  6. Mindy777

    Mindy777 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone!!!
     

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