Rhode Island Red Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickentherapy1, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. chickentherapy1

    chickentherapy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    The picture in my avatar is one of my Rhode Island red chicks I received December 17th. I call her big red because she's so much bigger than the other one and clearly the dominant chick one in the group. The picture was taken yesterday. My dog Riley is in the crate, because she wouldn't leave her alone. We are having a little wager at home, because everyone is convinced she is a he. I guess we'll know for sure in 4 weeks, but can anyone tell?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Picture? I am on my phone and can't see your avatar. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  3. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess cockerel - those legs are very long and thick.
     
  4. chickentherapy1

    chickentherapy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't quite mastered inserting photo's yet, but I'll try and figure it out.
     
  5. chickentherapy1

    chickentherapy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, when my dog stuck her head in the coop, Big Red ran in front of all the other chickens, opened up her wings and went at her with her talons. My dog was afraid to get near the coop for a few days after that.
     
  6. chickentherapy1

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  7. jobeth3

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    cockerel
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  9. chickentherapy1

    chickentherapy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bummer! I ordered 15 female chicks from Meyers Hatchery right before Christmas. Only 8 survived shipping,, and now at least one is a cockerel. Ugh.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Judging by the comb size, stance, and leg thickness, you appear to have a cockerel.
     

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