Rhode Island Red Roo or Hen???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tamaro, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. tamaro

    tamaro In the Brooder

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    Hi, I know this question is VERY popular. We ordered all hens from a hatchery. Wondering if this gal may be a guy. She/He is 4 weeks old. What do you think???[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Crowing

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    [​IMG] Due to comb and waddle development, I am thinking that's a male. You'll know for sure in another week or two. Male rhode island red's tend to grow faster than females.
     
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  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    [​IMG]I see the bit of pink in that comb at 4 weeks. A roo comb will get pinker and pinker as he matures until it is bright cherry red. The wattles too are a good indication. I am leaning towards Rooster. When he gets some good tail plummage a Roosters tail will curl and the pullets will not.
    Glad to have you join us.
    Caroline
     
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  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I agree that it looks like a little roo with that big comb and wattles already sprouting.
     
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  5. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Songster

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    Greetings from College Station, Texas. It looks to me like you have a very young adolescent in it's peak of awkwardness. Whether it's a boy or a girl, it should start prettying up pretty soon.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] With a comb and wattles that red at this age, I think its a rooster.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    With that much comb and wattle, I think you have a rooster. Females usually don't start showing such a large, red comb until they are at least fourteen weeks old.
     
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  8. tamaro

    tamaro In the Brooder

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    Thank you everyone. We didn't plan on having a rooster. Gonna keep watching to see what happens. Here's another pic. [​IMG]
     
  9. nursemkt

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    He sure is a cutie.....look at those eyes. So much character in his expression ♡
     
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  10. Flybybirds

    Flybybirds Chirping

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    Looks like a roo to me. I have been fooled before though. If comb gets more red and waddles too then ites a Roo.
     
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