Rhode Island Red? Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Renee572, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Renee572

    Renee572 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chicken is 13 weeks old. I think I know what gender it is but I want to see how many people agree or disagree with me as I know someone who is pretty convinced it is the opposite of what I think. I'm not gonna say what I think so I don't sway anyone.
    [​IMG] 13 weeks
    [​IMG] 12 weeks
    [​IMG] 11 weeks
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a rooster. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  3. steph0601

    steph0601 Out Of The Brooder

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    Rir and my guess would be roo
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry I forgot you asked about breed. It's a Production Red rooster.
     
  5. PoppyLove

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    Are the saddle feathers rounded or pointed? Pullets have rounded saddle feathers or back feathers.
    I have a pullet and cockerel.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    RIR rooster.
     
  7. Renee572

    Renee572 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know. Maybe this picture can answer that?
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  8. Renee572

    Renee572 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a whole lot of people saying rooster. A few follow up questions... what makes you think rooster? It this chicken is indeed a rooster why are his comb and waddles still very small and not red at all? When should I expect a crow? Obviously the barred rock next to this one is a rooster and he started crowing yesterday and is a week younger then the red one. Does that mean my barred rock is the alpha?

    I've never dealt with roosters before. And I cannot keep roosters. Also this red one is from the feed store where it was supposed to be a sexed pullet so that's really irritating! :/
     
  9. PoppyLove

    PoppyLove Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry,I can't tell from the pic...not close enough.
    They're the feathers just above the tail I was talking about. Anyway if you have another hen and rooster to compare the feathers you'll pick it straight away..the cockerels saddle feathers are pointier.
    I've got 30 odd mixed breed hens and about 10 roos and so far this feather sexing technique is proving pretty reliable :)
     
  10. aviddamy

    aviddamy Chillin' With My Peeps

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