Rhode Island Red--Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Murrmade, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Murrmade

    Murrmade Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering if one of my Rhode Island Reds is a cockerel. This is my first time raising chickens and I am having trouble deciding if one is a rooster or hen due to its larger comb.

    They are about 2 months and and 10 days.

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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    This could be a fast maturing pullet. It might be too soon to tell. A side body shot is needed when sexing RIR's.
     
  3. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is (s)he? I have one that looks sorta like that too. Mine were hatched on 5/7/11 and I don't have any eggs or crowing yet. Today they are 18 weeks.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That's a cockerel
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Yup, that's a cockerel.


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  6. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my pullets...she just mature early...everyone said she was a rooster too....I would hold judgement!
     
  7. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo
     
  8. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dunno, I've seen some RIR girlies with sizable combs. I'd look for hackle/saddle feathers.
     
  9. Murrmade

    Murrmade Out Of The Brooder

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    I take it it is a cockerel. Majority rules... I too am leaning towards it being a cockerel.

    Thank you for your help!
     
  10. Murrmade

    Murrmade Out Of The Brooder

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    .:UPDATE:.

    I have been looking for hackle and or saddle feathers but I am not able to find any. I have also been comparing images (I know this isn't too accurate) of "Rocky" and found out HE might be
    "Rocksy". ^^ I will bring more updates as I discover more.
     

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