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is this RIR cross REALLY a hen?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by earth_bee, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. earth_bee

    earth_bee In the Brooder

    Hi there folks,
    I got this bird in a pair (of pullets) sold as a RIR X Welsummer. Just wondering if she might be a rooster?
    She is a huge bird, about a third bigger than the other of the two and has been having stare-offs with my rooster, but no crowing.

    I can't remember exactly but I think she is about 5 months old.

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    Thanks!!! :)
     

  2. beausonge

    beausonge Songster

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    Definately a pullet - getting near or at point of lay - notice how red her comb and wattles are?
     
  3. earth_bee

    earth_bee In the Brooder

    she is magnificent, just so big!! And the neck feathers are really pointed too. I'll look forward to some eggs then!
     
  4. Thespoiledchicken

    Thespoiledchicken Songster

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    Pullet and gorgeous!


    Trish
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    looks like a pullet. her neck feathers are rounded but due to the pattern on them they look pointed....now if they are indeed sinder long and pointed then its a cockerel but i see no saddles that say cockerel
     
  6. earth_bee

    earth_bee In the Brooder

    HOORAY!! Thank you all. :)
     

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