Rhode Island Rooster or hens?

karenf898

Hatching
Aug 3, 2016
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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!!!!
 

kajira

Crowing
Aug 6, 2016
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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.
 

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