Is this a rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rhody josephine, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. rhody josephine

    rhody josephine In the Brooder

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    I have a flock of 11, 5 Barred Rock and 6 RIR, that are 15 weeks old. I have one that seems different than the others..could she be a he??? [​IMG]
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    the RIR? looks like a dominant hen coming to lay...
     
  3. ve

    ve Songster

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    I agree
     
  4. rhody josephine

    rhody josephine In the Brooder

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    Yes, the RIR in the photo. Would you have a hen that is more mature than the others even though they were all purchased as chicks at the same time?? She also has little bumps were the spurs would be on a rooster. Do hens have that? I thought at first that she was a hen that would be the first to lay, (how exciting!!) but then the others (non chicken experts BTW) in my house think it's rooster!
     
  5. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Songster

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    I love your Barred Rocks so pretty!
     
  6. no1hilbily

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    looks like a hen to me
    feathers dont look like my roos the way they r formed
     
  7. happyhens120

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    Wow, I don't know. That comb and those wattles are awfully red and big to be a hen. [​IMG] Too early to start laying at 15 weeks, so I'm guessing roo. Can you get any pics showing the whole bird, especially the saddle and hackles?
     
  8. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Songster

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    Clearly a hen. Won't be long till you get your first egg![​IMG]
     
  9. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    Granted he is grown but this is a RIR roo

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    She looks like my hen and should be laying soon! The girls have big combs and waddles, but not like the roos.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

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    Looks like a hen. Is it possible that one is older than the others? Doesn't look roo-ish at all.
     

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