Is my RIR a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happychicks3, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. yes

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    66.7%
  2. no

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. happychicks3

    happychicks3 New Egg

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    Could anyone tell me if my 16 week old Rhode Island Red chicken is a rooster?

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Yes, that is a cockerel.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. happychicks3

    happychicks3 New Egg

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    I'm sorry...very new chicken owner here. Does that mean a young rooster?
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Yes. Pullets and cockerels are females and males under a year of age. Once over a year of age, you have a hen or cock. Rooster can mean a male of any age.

    And don't be sorry, asking questions is always a good thing! It means you're learning.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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