Is Reddie (RIR) a girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kellij, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. kellij

    kellij Out Of The Brooder

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    Need some help making sure Reddie is a girl. She is a Rhode Island Red and is 5 1/2 months old. She hasn't done anything that shouts out Rooster, but she has a couple tail feathers that are starting to concern me. Not the best pictures, but she is very shy and won't stay still for very long. [​IMG]

    On a side note, she has four toes on each foot with one toe on each being crooked. She doesn't roost up on the branches in the coop at night, still sleeps on the floor in the corner. Working on making a new roosting ladder for her with flat boards so she doesn't have to worry about grabbing the roost.

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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, looks like a pullet to me, but I'd need to see the saddle area. At that age, a RIR cockerel should have a much larger comb and wattles.
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I agree with pullet
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a run full of RIR's this is a HEN /pullet .
     
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  6. kellij

    kellij Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet...That's what we were thinking, but those tail feathers had me scared. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  7. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little cockrel (4 weeks old now) has bigger comb and wattles. Okay, at least they are the same size. I would say you have a pullet.
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    Pullet.
     
  9. kellij

    kellij Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a couple more pictures of her. Thanks!

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  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    THAT IS 100% pullet real CLOSE to being a HEN .
    You said she is 5 1/2 months old ? NOT laying YET ? I promise you , she won't be LONG .

    Alot of times the other chickens pull tail feathers from each other , and I have seen several of mine are the same way .
     

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