need some RIR pics of roo and hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jennings Gamefowl, May 1, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    680
    0
    149
    Feb 17, 2009
    CORDOVA,SOUTH CAROLINA
    I bought me 2 RIR tuesday.. first sorry my cell phone isnt working wright and i cant send pics from my cell to my email.. but anyway i think they are 6 months old are older...one has little wattles...so what im trying to ask is does anyone has pics of their RIR roo and hen going from 3 or 4 months on up... i know that the roo will be darker but what age does that appear..
     
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Ret and Scarlett, two of my Rhode Island Reds. Not exactly SQ but they aren't horrible.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    680
    0
    149
    Feb 17, 2009
    CORDOVA,SOUTH CAROLINA
    is that a hen in the background on the last pic... Do RIR hens get large combs and wattles... sorry for asking just because i made the mistake of buying what i thought was barred rocks pullets and selling them, only later to find out that they were both roos
     
  4. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Yes that is a hen in the last picture. RIR get fairly large wattles and combs on the hen. Most single-combed breeds do.
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    the hens are in the back, roo in the front. I think they were around 6 months in these pics (actually I think the 2 in back on the right were the extra roos I had at the time) The hens didnt have much of a comb at this point
    [​IMG]
    roo in front, at this age i think you should be able to see the saddle feathers on his back end
    [​IMG]

    adult roo and hen, hens do get waddles and a nice comb but much smaller than the roo
    [​IMG]

    I almost forgot on of the easiest way to tell, at this age the roos legs are definitely at least twice as thick as the hens. I always say my roos feet look like grandfather hands.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by