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rhode island red hen or rooster

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

  1. barekatt

    barekatt Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all

    new to chickens , we got 3 backyard pullets last sept .
    so we are roughly at 6 months. no eggs yet but i suppose that is a winter thing
    my rhode island red is looking awfully large and full of her self
    did someone slip me a rooster ?
    how can i actually tell ?
    doesnt seem to have the tall , but look at that comb and waddle ????
    thanks katt
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a point of lay pullet. Expect eggs soon.
     
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  4. barekatt

    barekatt Out Of The Brooder

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    those are both good news. look every morning for eggs. i keep hoping :)
     
  5. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep she seems very close to laying!
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet a roo would have a rougher textured comb and waddles and they would be about twice the size so no worries you have a pullet.

    *edited to fix roo
     
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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Shes a production red hen. (not a Rhode Island Red)
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Quite right, but I think in the laymen's sense it's a Rhode Island Red. 99% of the time when someone says "RIR" they probably mean Produciron Red, so I say, what's the point correcting them, unless you're talking within a show/SOP circuit of folks. I use "True Rhode Island Red" to differentiate.
     
  9. barekatt

    barekatt Out Of The Brooder

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    well not that i would know the difference . the 4H club i bought them from advertises it as a rhode island red and that is what i asked for and paid for . so i hope that they are teaching the kids properly .
     
  10. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    I have a hen just like this that I got from tsc. They sold it as a rir but it's a production red. Honesty like stated it doesn't matter unless it's in a show. People call them rir all the time. But I believe to get a true rir, you'd have to find a breeder. Heck I love mine no matter what you call it. She's a great layer.
     

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