Rhode Island Red - Confirm Sex & Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emandmike, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. emandmike

    emandmike Hatching

    Hi everyone! We live in the Cincinnati area and this is our first flock(6 birds).

    Need help with the RIR? pictured below please!

    Age is about 9 weeks.
    She has very dark tail feathers compared to the other 2 RIRs in the flock.
    She is the bird to the left/back in the first picture and main bird pictured in rest of photos.

    Thanks for your help!




    AshleyMarie17 likes this.

  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Crowing

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    That is a very red comb and wattles for 9 weeks and the shanks look thick. Still too early for male feathers but I would be concerned..... unless you want it to be a cockerel of course!
    AshleyMarie17 and emandmike like this.
  3. emandmike

    emandmike Hatching

    We are thinking the same. We are not allowed to have cockrels where we live so we may have to find this one another home! Thanks!
    AshleyMarie17 likes this.
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    cockerel for sure
    AshleyMarie17 and emandmike like this.

  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Songster

    Oct 28, 2015
    Houston, Tx
    You actually have a couple cockerels. In the second pic the black bird (guessing Australorp) on the right is a cockerel as well.
    AshleyMarie17 and emandmike like this.
  6. emandmike

    emandmike Hatching

    Yes! Both Australorps we have turned out to be cockrels(very obvious). We are trying to determine if we need to find homes for 2 birds or 3! Thanks!
    AshleyMarie17 likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by