need help with RIR sex type

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mickbear, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. mickbear

    mickbear In the Brooder

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    i'm a new chicken owner (as of may anyway) and i'm trying to figure out if i have a couple of roosters.could someone look at these pictures and help me maybe figure this out?these are about 5 months old i think

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    thanks
    mick
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2009
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You have 2 nice roosters..

    Chris
     
  3. chik magnet

    chik magnet Songster

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    I'm no expert but those two both look like roosters to me. Kinda like my RIR rooster.
     
  4. ~*B*~

    ~*B*~ Songster

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    2 roos
     
  5. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

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    I have to agree with the other posts. They look like roosters. Those thick yellow legs, The overall body shape, the shape of the wings and the tail feathers all point to rooster.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    The tails gave it away to me-2 roos...
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Those are boys. You can usually look for the "wet shiny feathers" on the back. They will get those first, then the nice pointed saddle and hackle feathers follow. If it looks to be wet on the back, its a boy.
     
  8. mickbear

    mickbear In the Brooder

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    milner
    thanks everybody for the input.it wasn't what i wanted to hear but thats how the ball bounces some times.
    we have 5 RIR's and it appears that we have 2 for sure and most likely 3 roo's.at what time should we seperate the roo's and hens?we got them all at the same time when they were chicks. we realy like coming home from work and letting the chickens out to play and run around the yard.will we be able to let them out together if we have them seperated?how agressive will the roo's be at wanting to mate with the hens?or are we just dreaming up stuff to worry about?

    mick
     
  9. chickenchik12

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    cock a doodle doo.sorry but u r going to have to get rid of one
     

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