Rhode Island Rooster or hens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by karenf898, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. karenf898

    karenf898 New Egg

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    [​IMG] CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF I HAVE ANY ROOSTERS AND WHICH ONES THEY ARE?

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    You have four cockerels and one pullet. The pullet is the one on the right in the fourth photo.
     
  3. karenf898

    karenf898 New Egg

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    Are you sure? I thought maybe that I had just one cockerel and the rest were pullets. How can you tell? I've heard different ways to tell and so far I see 4 pullets and 1 cockerel. I need HELP!!!!
     
  4. kajira

    kajira Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you seen any of them crowing? They all look like hens to me (based on their age)

    my RIR hen that lays me a daily egg, looks exactly like ALL your pics... and my rooster has more green feathers on his butt (he's half RIR and half Cochin, so he has a fluffy butt and feet though.) but his comb is 3-4x the size of my female.

    I was worried I got all males with the RIR because our hen developed a comb too - but all the other Roo's I had, their combs just kept growing, while her's stayed small, like the ones in your picture.

    If they aren't crowing and are old enough to start laying eggs, you'll know soon enough though.
     
  5. kajira

    kajira Overrun With Chickens

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    I went out and took a picture of my RIR hen :

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    This is Tiny- because her comb is so "tiny" compared to our roosters. LOL

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    Our rooster.
     

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