Is my Red a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Debo's Chickens, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Debo's Chickens

    Debo's Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 6, 2008
    Everett, WA
    Can any of you tell if my Rhode Island Red is a rooster? All 3 chickens are 6 months old now. The Red just grew those longer tail feathers in the last couple of weeks, and today I was comparing it's comb to the other two & it looks a little bigger too. [​IMG] The Black Australorp's tail feathers were all picked out when I first got them (mid Sept.), so they're just now growing back in.

    The BA & the RIR still look to be about the same size. The other is a White Leghorn, so it's supposed to be smaller.


  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Yep, it's a boy! [​IMG]
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    The red is a cockerel as is the white one...but the white one isn't a Leghorn.

    White one looks like a Red-Sex-Link male to me....notice the red ear lobes? Leghorns have white earlobes.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The white one is a red sexlink rooster.
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yup,,,, rooooooo
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    All three of them are rooster.

    Production Red, Red Sex-link, and Black Australorp.
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    The RIR is definitely a roo. That big long green tailfeather is one of his sickles. Soon, he'll have a nice, big red comb and wattles and will practice crowing. RIR roosters are gorgeous and good flock protectors.
  8. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I also Agree. Looks like you have three Boys there.
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Looks like three cockerels.
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Is my Red a Roo?

    Most definately.​

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