rhode island red 16 weeks, he or she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HelenT, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. HelenT

    HelenT New Egg

    Dec 9, 2012
    Cape town, south Africa
    My rhode island red, who is Very difficult to photo as he/she does not keep still, looks suspiciously rooster like to me.
    He/she has just recovered from fowl pox, and as a result is very very skinny, which might add to the aperance of being all legs. However that comb is pretty big, and that tail is starting to look rather big. I can not tell about saddle feathers, and there are no signs of spur. What do you think?

    the other is a potchefstroom koekoek and definatly a girl.

    I think they are about 16 weeks, but have lost track.


    are these saddle feathers? can't tell

    that is a BIG comb/wattle



    that is a long tail!
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    on the last picture you see them dark shinny red feathers coming in, those are rooster feathers

    "the other is a potchefstroom koekoek and definatly a girl. " never heard of this breed is she the other one pictured?? if so here in the USA we call them barred rocks and yes she is a she [​IMG]
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    yep, that red bird is a rooster.

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