Hen or Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tmaxson01, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Tmaxson01

    Tmaxson01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2012
    A broody hatched 7 chicks 5 weeks ago I think I have 4 roo's and 3 hens. I don't think I have a close up of all of them but here are some. The dad to all of these is a RIR.

    This one in the middle is Cuckoo/RIR and I'm certain it's a rooster, the one in the back is RIR/welsummer and it has a pretty good size comb so I'm thinking roo, the one in the front is also a RIR/Wellsummer and I'm not sure about that one.


    This one is a RIR/Cuckoo mix (love the red and black in her feathers) not sure but I'm thinking hen.

    This one is also a cuckoo/RIR and she also has the red coloring but strange thing is she has a blackish comb and black eyes


    RIR/Welsummer, thinking roo

    Here is a picture of all of them together but not a good one for determining sex I don't think

  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    1. Cockerel (the one in the middle)
    2. Pullet
    3. Pullet
    4. Cockerel
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    RIR rooster/Barred Hen = black sexlinks, barred males, black hens

    the red chick in the by himself is a rooster
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yep, any barred birds from your rhode island over a barred or cuckoo hen are roosters, and the solid black chicks are girls, they'll get red at the throat/neck.

    I'm seeing a couple of red roosters.
  5. Tmaxson01

    Tmaxson01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2012
    Thanks everyone. I was thinking the same but I didn't realize about the sex link thing with Cuckoo and RIRs, good to know. The two black girls do have red on their chest and at the tips of their feathers. It looks like out of the seven I have two for sure hens, 3 for sure roos and there are two more that I didn't get a good picture of that I'm still not sure, but they look almost identical to the other reds but do not have as significant of a comb as the other two reds do, probably roos though. I am going to keep one rooster, now I just have to decide which one. I already have a beautiful RIR rooster and I also have a mix rooster and a light Brahama rooster so I may keep the Cuckoo one to add some more color in the yard.
  6. Tmaxson01

    Tmaxson01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2012

    This is a 7 week old EE mom and RIR dad mix chick. Hen or Rooster?
  7. chickenman700

    chickenman700 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2013
    All of them with a larger pinkish comb are roosters.
  8. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    Ft Collins, CO
    I think you may have to wait on this one, pea combs can be hard to sex. At 5 weeks my gut says boy. Can you get an up close shot of the comb from the front?

    Still 3/7 girls isn't too bad. I let a broody hatch a clutch last summer and got 4/4 boys.
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    colorin on the wings says it is a cockerel but i would wait a bit longer

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