Is this RIR a hen of a roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birdstheword, May 26, 2011.

  1. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

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    She (?) is 9 weeks old in this picture. She's not crowing just reacting to the camera.
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  2. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR's will be 5 weeks old on Saturday and have huge red combs already. I'm pretty sure yours is a hen.
     
  3. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

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    Anianna

    Are yours roo's?
     
  4. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 9 weeks old and still with such a small comb, I'd say hen. The comb is also still yellowish in color; most roosters would have a bright red comb by that age.
     
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  5. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:With combs like theirs at only 5 weeks, I have to hypothesize that mine are, indeed, roos.
     
  6. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Definitly a pullet.
     
  8. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six RIR hens who are also nine weeks old and they look exactly like yours. I believe you have a hen.
     
  9. LadyFunnyFarm

    LadyFunnyFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Yep, that's a pullet! I started with 12 RIR and 1 started developed remarkably differently about 5 or 6 weeks in. He has a much more developed comb and wattle and his coloring is slightly different (darker twinge around the neck, etc). They all looked the same up to that point, but after that it was irrefutable!
     
  10. BuffsareBad

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    My two looked liked that..both Pullets
     

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