Rhode Island Red rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wishn4blueggs, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. wishn4blueggs

    wishn4blueggs Hatching

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    This gal (guy?) was born around July 26, making her 12 weeks old now. I noticed just today that she's sprouting some green tail feathers. I've looked at pics of hens and roosters and can see that some hens have green feathers, can anyone provide some insight based on these pics? I'm hoping it's just too early to tell. She's always been a bit scraggly around the head/neck, and is my most skittish chicken. Funny thing is, she already has both names-Ruby & Ruben!Thanks for looking![​IMG]

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel, but a clear photo of the back/saddle area would help.
     
  3. ProviderEx

    ProviderEx In the Brooder

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    I'm no expert but I will claim it as a hen
     
  4. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Songster

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    I think I see some pointed hackle feathering. Looks like you have a roo.
     
  5. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Songster

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    Just curious, what did it turn out to be :)?
     

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