Newbie here... Can someone help me to determine the gender of my RIR?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chyronius, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. chyronius

    chyronius New Egg

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    Hey all,

    Raised these 2 from chicks.. born around May 10.

    The smaller one is a partridge rock. Definite female.

    The larger one is a RIR. At first I thought it was a male..then I thought it was a female... now I'm scared that I was right the first time...

    this is my entire flock, and I hope I dont have to separate them... In my urban area a rooster wouldnt please my neighbors too much.

    Thanks!




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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm sorry to say that your RIR is a rooster. But before you get rid of him I'd get more chicks or chickens so your pullet won't be lonely.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    The RIR facing forward with the smaller comb is a hen. The one behind her is 100% rooster.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I is a rooster the other is a pullet.It has the comb AND the feathering.
     
  6. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are possibly roosters though.The one may be yoounger and slowly to mature.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your red bird is definitely a rooster, sorry.
     
  8. chyronius

    chyronius New Egg

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    I figured as much, but was hoping to hear different from the experts here...

    Oh well. Now I have some things to figure out.

    Thanks!
     

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