Is my Bantam RIR a HE or a SHE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Davey4000, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Davey4000

    Davey4000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I acquired this bantam RIR about 3 months ago. I was told "she" was hatched last year. By looking at this picture can anyone tell the gender? She looks just like the other one that I have that is for sure a rooster, except a little smaller. "She" doesn't lay eggs. Also, "she" doesn't' crow and has half inch long nubs for spurs that are not boney or pointy. My Golden Comet pullets only have a small bump for spurs. If this picture doesn't provide enough detail I'll try to get a profile photo.

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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a boy.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like a boy from this angle, but a side view would confirm this.
     
  5. Davey4000

    Davey4000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Both have the same feather pattern around the neck and saddle. The rooster doesn't try to mate with this one either. Thanks for the comments. Is there such a thing as an underdeveloped rooster that doesn't have all the male characteristics?
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  8. Davey4000

    Davey4000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems like everyone agrees that it's a boy. Here's a side view picture though. The "for sure" rooster is in the background.

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  9. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, he's beautiful!
     

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