Hens or Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blue_Myst, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    I've been wondering about this little guy for a while. He's just over 3 months old, but didn't get tail feathers until 5 or 6 weeks, which I heard is characteristic of RIR roosters. However, look at his crown! It's tiny! His feathers, though, are much more silky and glossy than his sisters', as you can see in the photos:
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    From the back...
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    One of his sisters for comparison
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    I'm fairly sure this is a hen, but she's been so aggressive, I just had to make sure.
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    Thank you!
     
  2. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    both are pullets [​IMG]
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I agree, they all look like pullets to me [​IMG]
     
  4. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

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    Yes they are all pullets, I have RIR's that look just like your first one [​IMG]
     
  5. I think you have two beautiful pullets. Aggressiveness is not indicative of a roo. I have the most aggressive SLW pullet you've ever seen! [​IMG]
     
  6. R@ndy

    [email protected] Songster

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    Pullets [​IMG]
     
  7. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    Thanks everyone! [​IMG] That's great news! Although the BO hen is aggressive, she has such a spunky personality and I'd hate to part with her if she turned out to be a violent rooster. She chases cats, if that gives you any idea! [​IMG]
     

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