Is my rhode island red a hen or a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skylerdamian, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. skylerdamian

    skylerdamian New Egg

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    This is my rhode island red chicken that is almost 12 weeks old, up until a few days ago we had thought it was a hen but when i brought home a 5 month old Barred Rock, which i was told was a rooster, he started chassing the barred rock around.
    So i had to keep the barred rock in a seperate pen and every time i try to let him out to wander with the others its the same thing the rhode island red just wants to fight. Not to mention the rhode island red has been making crowing sounds everymorning at 5:30 am can anyone tell me if i have 2 roosters or one rooster one hen or 2 hens i could also use any advice. thanks
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  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    12 weeks old? Definately a roo. Look at the tail feathers and the size/color of the comb and wattles. For comparison here is my female RIR at around 11 weeks.

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  3. jafo

    jafo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd bet on a rooster
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    RIR is 100% rooster. Very red comb and wattles, saddle feathers and tail feathers, heavy legs.

    The BR I will GUESS hen, but not 100% sure.
     
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  5. kens147

    kens147 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry look like a rooster to me
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Both birds look to be roosters.
     
  7. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR is definitely a rooster. BR is probably a rooster as well.
     
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    My guess is your RIR is a roo and your BR is a hen. I had a BR rooster and he had beautiful tail feathers. They went up and out, almost like your RIR but longer. He was a handsome bird, unfortunately he was a big meanie and was sent to freezer camp.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I think you have two roos but a good side picture of the BR would help.
     
  10. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, the RIR is definitely a rooster.
     

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