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Is one a Roo? 16 weeks old...RIR or Production Reds??? HELP!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BayouGirl, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. BayouGirl

    BayouGirl New Egg

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    Here they are together...16 weeks old--unsure if one is Roo--Please help so I can decide what to do if he IS a boy

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    I hope y'all can see these pictures...first time doing this!!
     
  2. BayouGirl

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    The top one I suspect will lay eggs one day, the middle one I think is a Roo and the bottom is for comparison. they are same age--
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    If they're 16 weeks old then they're all pullets. That headgear isn't big enough to be a roo of that age, plus he would probably be crowing by now too.

    I'm not sure on the breed though.
     
  4. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

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    Not sure on #1 – #2 I'm pretty sure is a boy.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Why do you think that?



    This is my 20week old RIR cockerel:
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    This is how he looked at a mere 7 weeks old:
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  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Look like girls getting ready to lay.
     
  7. BayouGirl

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    Thank you!! I hope they start laying soon--I'm hoping by Thanksgiving, maybe Christmas? I get different views on when...it's all a waiting game for my lil girl!!!
     
  8. BWchicken

    BWchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're hens. I used to have a RIR roo and his comb and wattles were bigger than yours by the time he was just 8-10 weeks old.
     
  9. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with this. By 16 weeks my roos were crowing and had very large combs compared to my pullets.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Probably both pullets but the one in the 2nd pic could be a late blooming' boy.
     

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