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RIR, 14 weeks....hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by britneymk, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. britneymk

    britneymk New Egg

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  2. 1655ot

    1655ot Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster no doubt about it. Look at the tail feathers.Plus the comb and wattles are too developed for a 14 wk old pullet.
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Male hackle feathers, male saddle feathers, and that darker shade of red on the shoulder/wing all mean that this bird is male.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Cockerel for sure, sorry! :-/
     
  9. britneymk

    britneymk New Egg

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    You guys were right! He started crowing last week. Fingers crossed he is nice, so I can keep him!
     
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    No surprise there; hopefully he works out for you.
     

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