RIR - 13 weeks - Time to accept I got roosters!!??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Barred4Life, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Barred4Life

    Barred4Life Songster

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    I had my doubts at first because I do not know much of the RIR, but all signs points to roosters. These are my 2 RIR, they are 13 weeks old. They both have rosecomb, they have those wet looking feathers growing in now, they have started growing green tailfeathers. They are the first ones to run out the coop (fearless little buggers), they poof up their neck and do the stand off like rooster...everything is pointing to rooster. Since I don't know anything about the RIR I thought I'd ask just to make sure. What do you guys think?
    1# This one has less green in the tail...
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    Here's the same bird but side view:
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    2# Look at the pointy hackle feathers [​IMG] This one is really pretty thought...so might have to keep one from ending up in the freezer! Doesn't this one look like it would grown into a majestic looking rooster?!
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  2. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Songster

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    Those tail feathers sure pretty and just scream rooster to me.
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I'm thinking top one - pullet, bottom one - rooster.
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    They both look like cockerels. On #1 you can see sickle, saddle, and hackle feathers coming in, they aren't as pronounced and shiny as #2's are but in time they will be. They both have the same sized and same colored comb, that also leads me to believe that both are male.
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

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    Both cockerels, for the reasons Peeka said.
     
  6. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    #2 is a cockrel and number 1 is a pullet
     
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  7. Yeah i think that there is a good chance of no.1 being a pullet...my [​IMG] are crossed for you!!
     
  8. Barred4Life

    Barred4Life Songster

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    So I've gotten feedback to say that 1# might be pullet. But each time the two of them have a face off (poofing up feathers beck to beck) 1# wins...the one looking more like a cockerel backs off. Now it might just be respect for the pullet? Or it might be that 1# roo is top in the pecking order?
    They are equal in size...would that mean they are same gender? If I compare to my Barred Rocks, my roos are (at 13 weeks) bigger then my hens. For RIR do you see a difference in size at that age?
    Ohhhh I love chicken!
     
  9. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    idk but the body is very resembling to a pullet because of the skinny legs and body shape for number 1
     
  10. 2 is a cockerel, but 1 looks pullet-ish.
     

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