Need help with my RIR...rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iheartmaddy, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. iheartmaddy

    iheartmaddy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chickens and need help with one. Here is my 14 week old chicken. She doesn't have spurs and I haven't heard her crowing. She is bigger than my other (she's in the background) and her tail has started to get a little longer. Two days ago I noticed her feathers were a little shiny, but not very off from my other hen. Is she a roosters? My other hen seems to be developing a little slower and she too has two feathers on her tail that are a little longer. They both make the same bawk noise, which I hope is a good thing. They jumped at each other a lot when they were younger, but now I only see them do it maybe once a week. I heard that rhode island red roosters are aggressive and this chicken doesn't seem to be. She follows me around the yard and lets me carry her around.
    The truth is, I live in the city limits which roosters are not permitted and I've grown very attached to her. Right now I'm in denial and hope someone out there can help me. Thank you!

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    The maybe rooster is checking out the carrier and the hen is eating.

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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a rooster [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo, sorry.
     
  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2 sorry
     
  5. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster
     
  6. JJchiknshak

    JJchiknshak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo Def!
     
  7. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep looks like a rooster to me also.
     
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:x2
     
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Those pretty green tailfeathers = rooster. [​IMG] Good news is the other one looks like a hen! [​IMG]
     
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  10. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a rooster, but he might not get aggresive until he's old enough to breed or he might never get aggresive.
     

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