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Rhode Island Red hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by animal lady, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. animal lady

    animal lady New Egg

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    Rosie is about 10 weeks. I was told she was a Rhode Island but not sure if she is a production red. Pretty sure she isn't a she but wanted to get everyones opinion. I think the crowing I hear comes from the Buff Orpington in the back of the picture. Both "ladies" have been fighting each other with chests out and feather fluffing and flying through the air. I have two grown Americaunas and Rosie is my first Rhode Island Red. Hoping you are all going to tell me they develop combs and wattles early in life!
    I have found a good home for one rooster but do I now need a miracle and have to find another home? (My town doesnt allow roosters)



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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but Rosie's a rooster! The comb is too red and large for a ten week old pullet, the color is blotchy (a female would be a more even shade), and I think I see the beginning of pointy saddle feathers coming in. In case you'd like an opinion on whether he's a Rhode Island Red or a Production Red, I think that he's a Rhode Island Red. Production Reds are usually a little more blotchy in coloration, in my opinion.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X 2 on Rosie looks like a rooster with that comb and feathers at ten weeks, sorry.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    production red cockerel. 100%
     
  5. animal lady

    animal lady New Egg

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    I was hoping for a different answer but I suspected!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 Your Buff Orpington may be a rooster, too, though a better photo is needed to tell for sure.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    rosie is a rooster.
     

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