Is this a hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CCN31706, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. CCN31706

    CCN31706 Hatching

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    122080A7-0CF7-44ED-9D1E-A8F86B67A314.jpeg 255B833B-5B8B-4BB5-B54F-8DF0A1755A16.jpeg 77466DFD-29A2-4AB8-8333-ECBBD126E515.jpeg EE6E8B1F-DB23-4722-ACB7-8EB2CC9A82D5.jpeg EE6E8B1F-DB23-4722-ACB7-8EB2CC9A82D5.jpeg I am fairly new to chickens (this is my second flock) and I was wondering if my 4 month old Rhode Island Red chicken is a rooster. I purchased 1 other chicken at Tractor Supply, and I got them out of the female only section. My other chicken is a black sex link, and I know she is a hen. I’m skeptical about this Rhode Island Red being a hen. In the pictures, it has a red comb and wattle, and it’s tail feathers resembles a roosters. Thoughts?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    It's a sex link pullet.
     
  3. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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  4. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Red sex link pullet
     
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  5. Sapphire Sebright

    Sapphire Sebright Chirping

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    It looks like a pullet to me. She's also very pretty!
    I can understand you being confused; her comb and wattles are big and red.
    One of my ISA Reds, Najika, has one heck of a comb. She almost looks like a rooster, but she's been laying since her first summer.
    Good luck with your flock.
     

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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Red Sex Link pullet. She will be laying eggs soon.
     
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  7. CCN31706

    CCN31706 Hatching

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    Thank all of you for the help. The employee at tractor supply said she was a Rhode Island Red? I guess they may have been confused. Thanks!
     
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  8. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I agree with everyone, I believe she's a red sex link pullet. :)
    And usually the employees at the feed stores (Tractor Supply especially) don't usually know a whole lot about chickens. It can make chick shopping quite an adventure :D
     

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