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Rhode Island Red -- rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bakerfive, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. bakerfive

    bakerfive Hatching

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    Hi all,

    Does the RIR look like a rooster or pullet to you? They are both 17 weeks and we've had them since they were chicks. Providence, the RIR, has always been larger and dominant, but just last week he/she started crowing. (Seems late for a roo?) She doesn't crow well -- more of a vocalization. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

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  2. cash money

    cash money Chirping

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    It's a rooster
     
  3. bakerfive

    bakerfive Hatching

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    Another photo -- he/she definitely stands like a rooster, right?

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  4. bakerfive

    bakerfive Hatching

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    That was quick -- thank you! Is 16 weeks late to crow?
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    No doubt...that's a ROO, and no some roos don't start crowing til late.
     
  6. cash money

    cash money Chirping

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    He's a huge Rhode Island red rooster
     
  7. bakerfive

    bakerfive Hatching

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    Thank you! I guess I knew but was in denial. And the feed store where I bought him was ambivalent -- I think they felt bad.

    Second time I've had to drive to the country to swap out a bird. : )
     

  8. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Songster

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    Thats a handsomel RIR Roo love his tail feathers, i agree with wiwi60 some dont crow until late im still waiting to hear my Roos crow there almost 10 weeks now lol. [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    100% a rooster. Handsome boy!
     

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