Is my Red a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happyhomemt, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. happyhomemt

    happyhomemt Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Red. I am really hoping its a hen. So far I have ended up with three roosters and Red is one of my favorites and I want to keep her, but can't if its a Roo.


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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    looks like a hen to me---yeah!!!
     
  3. happyhomemt

    happyhomemt Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:YEAH!!! I was so hoping. She got me worried when her comb started growing some and getting darker.
     
  4. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is she? and how old?
     
  5. happyhomemt

    happyhomemt Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We know she is part aracuana, but not sure what hen she is out of. Possibly a Rhode island red. She is 7 weeks old today.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    That comb is awfully red for one that young......I hope it's a pullet for you, but I have my doubts (I'm not expert, either!!) [​IMG]

    Okay, I just looked a bit closer, and I'm pretty sure you've got a cute little cockerel there. Sorry!

    Do you see 3 rows of "peas" in the comb? If so...roo.
     
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  7. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No waddles are that visible though. Mine are seven weeks and they have nice red waddles. Mine are true Rhode Island Reds though, so your cross might be different. My vote is pullet.

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  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im going to go with the flow and say Hen, I hope she does turn out to be a hen for you! [​IMG] Sandy
     
  9. happyhomemt

    happyhomemt Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This is one of the other chicks from the same hatching as Red. I am sure it is a roo.

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  10. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I'm not sure, but the comb looks pretty red - I'd guess cockerel. You can use these photos for some comparison.

    Here's my 7-8 week old production red pullet - tiny comb, no wattles

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    and my 7-8 week old EE pullet (3 row pea comb)

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    no wattles yet (one laying down is same chick in above photo)
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    both chickens just started laying last week - definitely females
     
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