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Rhode Island Red: Hoping for a Hen!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by highmountainhen, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. highmountainhen

    highmountainhen New Egg

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    We live in town and roosters are not allowed. George (named by my three-year-old after his favorite monkey--NOT a commentary on gender!) has been making us nervous lately with a comb and wattle developing more quickly than our other RIR, Rosey. Anyone willing to take a look at photos and float an opinion: roo or hen? All of our birds are about 16 weeks. George is one of our very favorites, the most friendly and social of the flock. Rosey considerately stayed out of the photos so George is the only Rhode Island Red appearing. Thanks!
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Pullet soon to be laying.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    George is Georgia [​IMG]. The rest of the girls will soon follow her in getting that red comb and wattles. She should be your first layer, I'd say egg within a month.
     
  4. Basskids08

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    Pretty group of girls you have! :)
     
  5. highmountainhen

    highmountainhen New Egg

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    Whew! This is great news. This is our first time with chickens and we've been enjoying these little ladies so much. We got them just before Easter and raised them in the bathtub. It would be really tough to have to get rid of one now, even if we could find somebody to give a "him" to.
     
  6. highmountainhen

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    Thanks! We think so too. [​IMG]
     

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