Hens or Roos?

2102Simm

Songster
Sep 29, 2019
185
908
177
Moneta, VA
About four weeks ago I bought 5 RIR "pullets" from tractor supply along with what I was told was most likely a Red Ranger roo. I'm starting to have doubts about both the Red Ranger and one of my RIR. My RIR in question is named Scragles (name courtesy of my kids due to how the feathers are coming in)
20191002_180803~2.jpg
20191002_181424.jpg
Then there is Ranger our Red Ranger
20191002_181116~2.jpg
20191002_181055~2.jpg
can anyone give me a guess as to which is a he and which is a she. They're both supposed to be 5 weeks old as of yesterday. I know it's early to be trying to say which is which but I really wasn't expecting or wanting to have a RIR roo after reading and hearing multiple stories of their people skills or lack there of.
 

chrissynemetz

Psalm 91 ❤
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Dec 19, 2013
21,116
140,994
1,827
Olathe Colorado
I'm kinda leaning towards cockerel with the first one, but it is still really early to tell. As for the second one.... maybe cockerel? I've never had a red ranger so I'm not really sure how fast their combs and wattles grow in.
And if your RIR does end up being a cockerel, don't worry too much, I've had Rhode Island Red and production red roosters who were very sweet mellow guys. :D
 

ColtHandorf

🙄🤚 Sass Master
Premium Feather Member
Feb 19, 2019
4,454
24,246
807
Klondike, Texas
I believe Scraggles is a cockerel but that will be more obvious in a few weeks. The Red Ranger could go either way. In this photo shoot I'd guess pullet, but that's just a guess.
 

Overo Mare

🙄🤚 Chicken Sexpert
Premium Feather Member
Aug 26, 2019
18,702
178,907
1,386
Small-town, Virginia
Agreed with everyone else. Scraggles appears to be a cockerel and the second one a pullet. Too early but that is what I'm going with for now.

Growing up I had a RIR rooster that I raised from a chick. He was a great rooster. Very friendly to the family/people he knew. I wouldn't lose hope yet. He could turn out like my Caramel. :D
 

2102Simm

Songster
Sep 29, 2019
185
908
177
Moneta, VA
Thanks for all the input it's greatly appreciated. My chicks are now 6 weeks and I know it's still iffy on determining gender. Here's some photo updates.
Ranger (a red ranger)
20191010_133259~2.jpg
20191009_181451~2.jpg

Scraggles (RIR)
20191009_153311~2.jpg
20191009_153239~3.jpg

Scraggles is in the back keeping an eye on the rest of the girls.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom