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Rhode Island Hens or Cocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by leghorn4, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. leghorn4

    leghorn4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 Rhode Island red chicks. we don't know if they are male or female. They are 17-18 weeks old. So far we have nobody crowing so we are hoping they are little hens.



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    1. This is pip, s/he is very tame and will allow you to pick him/her up. s/he has always been slightly smaller than the others.
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    this is just another photo of pip.


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    2. this is pop. we think this one is definitely a hen.


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    3. this is belle/beast?


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    this is just a close up of belle/beast.

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    4. Finally we have nik. We think he might be cock as he can be aggressive and assertive. He has always been the most brave and the first to do anything.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pop is definitely a hen, but I'm not sure about the others. Nik does more roosterish than the others, though, and so does belle/beast.
     
  3. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    Nik looks like a hen, but I agree with Bantomlover21 about the others
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    These ones are a little tough. I am leaning towards
    1. pullet
    2. for sure pullet
    3. cockerel
    4.for sure cockerel
     
  5. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell, but #2 is definitely a pullet.

    If you go simply by comb size, #2 is the only one that looks like a pullet.

    My guesses:

    1. Pullet
    2. Pullet
    3. Cockerel
    4. Cockerel

    You can see the similarities in tail shape with #1 and #2 (pullets?) and #3 and #4 (cockerels?).
     
  6. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2, I agree.
     
  7. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a better picture of Nik? A close up of the same area like the second picture Beast. I dont see any saddle or hackle feathers on Nik, but it looks big like a rooster.
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I think Pop is the only pullet, as the rest have darker feathers coming in on the wing bows, or back area were saddle feathers should be coming in at
     
  9. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I have no idea on the colouring of male and female RIR's but personally I think they are all pullets.
    At that age I'd expect to see more saddle feathers and bigger combs.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     

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