Rhode Island Red Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 4sweethens, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. 4sweethens

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    Hi everyone! I have a rhode island red that is just over a month old. Though it is very early, I fear she might be a he. I think I might see the start of wattles, and she already has a small comb which is starting to turn pink/red. I know that RIRs can be aggresive and the roosters can be especially mean, and she is very aggresive towards some of her flockmates. I read that the hens have a stripe on their heads when they are little, and I'm not sure what to think of this one. Her(?) name is Ginny, and I dont want to lose her!
    I would love some opinions! Thanks so much!
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    Sorry for the picture overload!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    How old? He sure is looking like a roo to me.
     
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. 4sweethens

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    A little over four weeks
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  6. 4sweethens

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    Thanks for the input... I will wait it out a little longer to be sure [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry, but that is a cockerel. Pullets will not have such red combs at this age.
     
  8. 4sweethens

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    Thanks BantamLover21, I always had a feeling she was a he.
     
  9. ashtree

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    Yea, that's a cockerel
     

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