I think two of my hens might be roosters.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jonadam1975, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. jonadam1975

    jonadam1975 New Egg

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    I bought these RIR's as pullets. They are 13 weeks old layer hens but I have my doubts about 2 of them. Is it just me or do 2 of these hens look more like roosters?
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  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Yes, it looks to me like two of them are roosters. The ones with the larger combs and wattles.
     
  3. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think by that age they would have crowed... The tail feathers do look suspisious of the far right chicken, but other than that I would say two early developed hens.. I had a 13 week old hen that had wattles and comb that big! I get 1 egg a day from her now at 17 weeks!!!
     
  4. WVChickenFarmer

    WVChickenFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I see one rooster not sure about the other one.
     
  5. JPHorvath

    JPHorvath Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, the one in the rear is a rooster. Shiny back feathers and green long tail dead give away. The one in the forefront could be a rooster as well, neck feathers about same as rooster in the rear.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The top one is certainly a rooster. The middle one looks like a pullet. Bottom looks to be a rooster.
     
  7. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm ALMOST willing to bet money that both of them are cockerels. I have 17 RIR and I have one cockerel and they both look exactly like him.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see 2 roosters, 1 pullet, and 1 unknown chicken butt, LOL. [​IMG]


    At that age with combs that big... = rooster

    Also, do you see those dark shiny pointy oily looking feathers? That's a rooster thing too. [​IMG]
     
  9. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    The one in the middle is a pullet. The other two are roosters
     
  10. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see roosters

    I have some hens that had shiny tail feathers before they molted. Most of my RIR have big combs and wattles

    take a look at some of these:

    My best RIR layer:
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