Need Rhode Island Red Rooster Confirmation

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PredatorMilk, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. PredatorMilk

    PredatorMilk New Egg

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    Hello all!

    I am in complete denial about the Rhode Island Red featured below (Morgan) being a Rooster. She/He crows (loudly) in the morning, is most certainly the alpha (and kind of a jerk) and is much braver than the rest. No sign of spurs yet but I read somewhere that they can take up to a year to come in and this lady/gentleman is around 4 months.

    Are there any methods I can use to tell for sure? Help! and Thanks!

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  2. PredatorMilk

    PredatorMilk New Egg

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    I feel compelled to add she crows all day as well.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that appears to be a rooster. This is because of the large red comb, the pointy saddle and hackle feathers, the irregular red coloring on the wings, and the stance and body shape.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This is a RIR pullet of a similar age. Quite a big difference in leg height, comb, wattles, tail, etc.

    The bird you show is a Production red cockerel. 100% Time to end the denial. LOL
     
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  5. ROOSTER FOR SURE!!! Hens dont crow so.. He has a large comb = rooster, Big feet = rooster Everything about him says ROOSTER! he's a pretty boy!![​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Folks will go on and on about crowing hens, but never at this age. A hen that crows is older, usually with a hormonal imbalance. A bird under a year that's crowing is just flat a rooster.
     
  7. PredatorMilk

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    Thank you everybody! He is up for sale on craigslist. If anybody is in the Denver area and wants a free rooster... I would love to know that he is going somewhere nice. Our local ordinances don't permit a rooster and he is FAR too loud anyhow. http://denver.craigslist.org/grd/4009086758.html

    Forgot to mention it in the ad, but I'll be looking for a no-kill destination.
     
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