Rhode Island Red sex check, please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AlisonDS, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. AlisonDS

    AlisonDS Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to chickens all together. I adopted 3 Rhode Island Red "chickens" from my local shelter. This was about 2 months ago. They are pretty big. This morning I heard a suspicious crow like sound ... and what I thought was just a bump on Edina's leg now has a matching bump on the other leg. They all have beautiful green iridescent feathers on their butts and are very shiny in general. So it occurred to me ... maybe there's a reason I've never seen an egg. I have 5 others, but they're very young, that I got from a local breeder. These pictures are not ideal, eek, but I wondered if anyone could offer me some guidance. I can't legally keep roosters so this will be very sad if I have to rehome them.


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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see all roosters. Sorry.
     
  3. AlisonDS

    AlisonDS Out Of The Brooder

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    I was afraid of that :( Edina's the only one I've seen the bumps on the legs super pronounced but all the other characteristics are the same - super shiny feathers, green tail feathers, etc. I'm so sad :( I've grown so attached to them.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Spur buds aren't a great indicator of gender. Those long shiney feathers, large combs and wattles, thick legs, darker shading on the wings, those are all rooster signs.
     
  5. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    i know this dosen't help with your question, but do just normal animal shelters that have cats and dogs, do they have chickens aswell? im definantly going animal sheltering tomorrow
     
  7. Nathan Sampson

    Nathan Sampson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for you but those are all roosters you have there.
     
  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, all 3 are boys, that was a bit naughty of the shelter or perhaps they genuinely didn't know? I hope you made it clear you couldn't take roosters and that they would need to be returned if they are! the person that originally took them there obviously knew but perhaps didn't tell them, I am sorry you are now attached to them, have a word and see if they will help [​IMG]
     
  9. crazy4chickens5

    crazy4chickens5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I agree with everyone. There wattles and combs are for to large for hens. Sorry!
     
  10. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus the saddle feathers and the different shade of red on the wings [​IMG]
     

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