Is my Rhode Island Red, who I've named Ruby, actually a Rudy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KatharinetheGr8, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. KatharinetheGr8

    KatharinetheGr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all of you chicken experts out there!!! I have a 12 week old "bonus" chick who I've come to believe is a Rhode Island Red and who I believed was a hen. Until this curly tail feather popped up within the last week. Her comb is still small and both comb and wattles are still yellow, but I thought the tail feather looked suspiciously roo-ish in nature. What do you think???? Just a fancy tail feather on a pretty pullet? Or is my favorite girl really a boy?

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Despite the aberrant tail feather, Ruby still looks like a girl. :eek:)
     
  3. KatharinetheGr8

    KatharinetheGr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    phew, @Michael OShay I'm so glad! I did not want my favorite chicken to meet the chopping block!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree
     
  5. KatharinetheGr8

    KatharinetheGr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is such a relief @drumstick diva ! Thank you (and @Michael OShay ) for taking the time to reassure me about my Ruby!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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