Is this a rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by birdbrain5, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One is a "RIR", but seeing pictures of other RIRs, Im not so sure because of the black tail feathers. And now the wattles are huge and RED, Im suspicious its a rooster!
    The other is a "Dominique" and Im pretty certain its a hen but the upright tail feathers make me wonder too.
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    so is that actually a RIR, and is it a rooster? and is the dom a hen or roo?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Both roo-boys.
     
  3. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your kidding me!!!! why do you say? just wondering so i know.
     
  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    The first is an RIR rooster and the secod is a dom rooster.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Both have roo tails
     
  6. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree Both Roos. [​IMG]


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  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Both roosters, one RIR .

    Edited to change to Dominique on closer inspection of the comb.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  8. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Quote:The RIR has a huge comb, a green/black tail that is very long, saddle feathers, and looks like it has some spurs.
    The dominique has a long tail, saddle feathers, and spurs.
     
  9. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh boy, i have such bad luck lol. this has happened before. so now i have 3 roos in with 2 hens, and 3 guinea hens. I dont think I can get rid of the roos for another 2 weeks after my vaca, when should I be worried about fighting and aggression?
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:I wouldn't worry if they have grown up together. They probably have already determined who is head haunch-o and all will be fine for a while. Of course we can't say for sure, but in my experience they'll probably be OK.
     

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