Rhode island reds, need help sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TenerifeKat, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. TenerifeKat

    TenerifeKat In the Brooder

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    We have 5 lovely RIR chickens, round about 4 month old, I think there is definitely 1 hen.......hoping not all 4 of the other are roos though ......Any ideas?........
     

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  2. J&Kfeatheredfowl

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    I’m afraid I can’t help too much, but I’m going to say the back left one is a roo and the one I front of it (with the tiny comb) it’s definitely a hen
     
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  3. J&Kfeatheredfowl

    J&Kfeatheredfowl Songster

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    Also some appear to have green forming on their tails, these ones could be the roos
     
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  4. Squishychicken

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    take individual side pics of each chicken and label them 1,2,3....etc. from the pic I see 4 roos but the other one I'm unsure cause the pic is to zoomed out to tell if it's male or female.
     
  5. J&Kfeatheredfowl

    J&Kfeatheredfowl Songster

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    I agree, from what I see there is 3 Roos, 1 hen and an unknown
     
  6. TenerifeKat

    TenerifeKat In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, by looking at them a few weeks ago I guessed 4 roos and a hen but not sure and hoping for more hens! Will try to get some better pics when my little one goes down for his nap......
     
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  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Broody Premium Member

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    Looks like you have 4 cockerels and 1 pullet
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think 4 cockerels and a pullet. Bird in left foreground may be a pullet.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Just one pullet unfortunately, the one in the lower left. Other 4 are cockerels.
     
  10. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Left foreground is likely a pullet, the others look like cockerels. In my experience it COULD be a bit early to see pointy saddle feathers. Don't rely on crowing either. The subordinates may not crow when the leader is around.
     
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