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Rhodebar Roosters questions

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danita, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. danita

    danita Out Of The Brooder

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    So I got 3 little hatchlings, all supposed to be hens... Well at 4 months one was obviously a Roo as he started crowing... Needless to say we were very surprised. This is our first year with our wonderful flock... Now I have 2 hens left but one is starting to crow.. Omg, please tell me they can mimic the males.... How do we tell the difference between the males and females? They are 4 1/2 to 5 months old.
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pics of the suspected male, but almost 100% of the time if a chickens is crowing that young its a rooster. Look for pointy saddle feathers just before the tail.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    At this age, the difference should be pretty apparent. Roosters will have a larger comb, and in this breed the males get black tail feathers. And crowing means male, sorry.....post pics to confirm who is what.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    crowing - rooster
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Crowing chickens at a young age usually means it is a cockerel. If a hen crows, it's later in life.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. danita

    danita Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am trying to get my photos loaded onto this computer but after all your replys I feel certain that these are all roosters. So my question now is, do I contact the breeder whom I purchased 3 HENS from ( she sells all over the country I have been told) and ask her to trade for 3 hens, ask her to rehouse them or ask her to refund my purchase. I was ok when one turned out to be a roo... I love him too. But I only have 5 hens now and I don't want 3 roosters in there with them. We just moved them into their winter enclosure too. I am really sad. I am interested in maybe giving them to the local 4H club for the young ones to raise.
     
  8. danita

    danita Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] hope this works
     
  9. danita

    danita Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for answering my post. I am now sure that 2 of the 3 are roosters. Still looking at the 3rd one. He/She is smaller but it does have the black feathers at the tail. I see that the hens don't get any tail feathers like that. Just wanted to stop by and say ty again... I did post a pic too if you want to look and confirm.
     
  10. sophiaw00

    sophiaw00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of the Rhodebars in the photo are roosters. Sorry! Very good looking birds.
     

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