Rhode Island Red - Confirm Sex & Breed

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

  1. emandmike

    emandmike New Egg

    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!




  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

    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!
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  3. emandmike

    emandmike New Egg

    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!
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    cockerel for sure
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  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
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  6. emandmike

    emandmike New Egg

    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!

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