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

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    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.



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    are these saddle feathers? can't tell
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    that is a BIG comb/wattle

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    that is a long tail!
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    yep, that red bird is a rooster.
     

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