New Hampshire Red roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KristenM79, May 19, 2017.

  1. KristenM79

    KristenM79 Just Hatched

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    I was pretty confident I had all females until I moved them outdoors last week and one of my 8 week old New Hampshire Reds, who had always been larger than the others, started to show some signs of being domineering over the others. She/he chest bumps the others and struts around, often picking the highest tree stump to stand on. Then I noticed the comb is much bigger than the others and the tail feathers have a sight curve. IMG_2509.JPG
    Any guesses as to whether I need to change the name from Grace?
     
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  2. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    With that big comb, pointy feathers and thick legs, I will have to say rooster.
     
  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    I would still keep it though. Chances are it still could be a pullet. New hampshire reds do get big combs. Not to mention their more aggressive than other breeds and try to be dominant at an early age.
     
  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    Can you post another pic if you get a chance?
     
  5. KristenM79

    KristenM79 Just Hatched

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    IMG_2515.JPG Lively.jpg
     
  6. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    Actually, I might say pullet
     
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  7. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    First of all that is a Red Star, which would mean definitely a pullet! If it was a rooster it would be mostly all white now, and yellow when a chick. New Hampshire Reds have black on the tips of their tails.
     
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  8. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    :love:love:loveOh I forgot to mention she is simply BEAUTIFUL!:love:love:love
     
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  9. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, I think sassysarah is right. It is a red star, it looks very similar to mine. If it a red star then definitely a pullet. With red stars females and males are totally different colors. Here is a red star hen and rooster download.jpg for example.
     
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  10. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good example Alexa!
     
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