is my RIR a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blondie26, May 17, 2010.

  1. blondie26

    blondie26 In the Brooder

    Nov 4, 2009


    Is my 3.5 month old RIR hen a roo??? she crowed this morning!!! She is dominant... she doesn act like a roo - but tried crowing this spurs growing... BF said no, she is a hen... I'm concerned as if she is, I will have to get rid of her.. [​IMG]

    I've been comparing her to my other one who is definitely a hen...there are a few different things about Edie, she is dominant, she tried crowing, she has new quills on her head yet to feather... you can see them - they stick out a little.

    Anyone know by looking at her if you have RIRs?

    thank you in advance.... they are due to lay eggs in July.
    I'm going to try and add another photo....
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    I'd have to say that bird is a roo, as well as the other one in the picture. I'm sorry.
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    BOTH are Roos... [​IMG]
  4. millie481

    millie481 In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2010
    Marengo, Ohio
    Quote:how do you know for sure that the other is definitely a hen?
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Sorry but I see to Roosters...

  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Both are roosters.
  7. blondie26

    blondie26 In the Brooder

    Nov 4, 2009
    Hmmmm - this is disappointing since the feed store sexed them for me - the shorter uneven wing feathers opposed to longer even ones. [​IMG]

    One I know is a hen. She definitely is more 'delicate' - but these chickens are going to be BIG. I will wait it out for a few more weeks with Edie and see - other people who have seen her say she is a hen. Just more dominate. Today she has been very pleasant to more pecking. I know several people who have had hens crow...even one who was 2 years old when it started, but didn't do it for long. They are all different for sure.

    I was told spurs would have started by now... they have none.

    I'll post again in a couple of weeks....

    thanks for the input!!!
  8. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Both are roos. My RIR doesn't have nearly the comb and wattles and she is a little over a year old.
  9. Mamaperreca

    Mamaperreca Chirping

    May 16, 2010
    I say Roo too. I have one that looks exactly like that and he recently started crowing.
  10. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I am sorry too, but those both sure look like Roo's, especially with that tail set of the one in back. My RIR hens have nice sized combs, they lean over a bit, but not as big as yours and are over a year old. HenZ

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