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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet and gorgeous!


    Trish
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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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 Out Of The Brooder

    HOORAY!! Thank you all. :)
     

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