Is this a RIR rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kush3120, May 20, 2012.

  1. kush3120

    kush3120 Hatching

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    I am new to the chicken raising and not sure if this 5 month old RIR is a hen or a rooster. The only reason I think it is a rooster is one morning I heard some attempted crowing in the morning. I have not hear anything since and it has been about 4 days. the other reason is the larger comb, but as I looked through some pics of RIR some hens have this look. I feel that at 5 months it should be obvious but I don't know what I am looking for.

    Any help would be appreciated
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  2. texas75563

    texas75563 Songster

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    I would say hen.
     
  3. Here's my guess---it will grow into a charming hen. I'm no RIR expert, but I can give you a bump.

    Congratulations on getting chickens and WELCOME to the forum!!
     
  4. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    looks like a 5 month old hen to me
     
  5. kush3120

    kush3120 Hatching

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    Thanks for the help. I was getting a little nervous since I live in the city and my neighbors would not appreciate a crowing rooster at 6am.

    So far is has been a fun adventure
     
  6. Yea for chickens..... and BTW Welcome to the BYC forum!!!
     
  7. de kippendame

    de kippendame In the Brooder

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    I would have to agree, I think you have a beautiful hen! In my experience, my RIRs combs are taller than any of my other hen's combs. And my RIR rooster looked very much like a rooster at 5 months! I would expect you'll be seeing eggs soon!!
     
  8. jinnjinn123

    jinnjinn123 Chirping

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    deffidently hen. roosters are more prominant and taller and proud looking like they are king of the yard.
     

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