Rhode Island Red @ 10 wks, rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momma2many, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. momma2many

    momma2many Hatching

    Jun 4, 2011
    Good afternoon to you all. This is my first post and because I literally just came to the realization 2 of my chickens I had been looking at are in fact rhode island reds, not red stars (like 2 others)!! This chicken got the big comb very early on but because I was mistakingly thinking she/he was a red star I kept telling myself it's not a rooster, it's not a rooster! But my gut always said it seemed like one. It's demeanor has always been different, it looks completely different than the other one of the same breed, bigger, and even sounds different already. So, you guys tell me.. is it a 'cokadoo' as my 5 yr old calls it? I read the only sure way to tell is by the saddle feathers.. being pointed on a male and rounded on a female. I am a beginner to the whole chicken keeping thing if you hadn' t guessed, so I'm not even sure what the saddle feathers even are!

    Best pics I have.. thank you so much! If it is a 'he', any suggestions on how to rehome him?[​IMG]

    one of the left from above (sorry these pics are so large but i guess it may help haha)




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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    It's a rooster. RIRs make beautiful roos though, so if you can I would keep him! [​IMG] By the way, the saddle feathers are in between the wing and the tail, the shiny ones on top. And [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Good luck with your roo!
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  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    roo, and [​IMG]
  4. [​IMG] He looks like a cockerel,and a beautiful one too!!
  5. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Songster

    Oct 2, 2009

    And I thought the comb my 10 week old BR has was big! Are you /sure/ he's only 10 weeks old? Wow!

    Roo for sure, that comb is gigantic!
  6. Chicky Chick Mama

    Chicky Chick Mama In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2011
    western kentucky
    [​IMG] He is only 10 weeks old!! He's got more comb and wattle than my 15 week olds do. What are you feeding him? Maybe I need to change my feed. He is a beauty!

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