RIR 18wks hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by llandry, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18wk RIR. what do you think? (please say hen!)
    Tail and wing tips are very round. Legs are the same size as my other hens but they're different breeds. I was worried today because it looks like she's getting these shiny feathers that are a bit darker around her neck. Her tail feathers have also grown in dark.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a pullet if it was a cockerel you would see pointed saddles and hackles by now
     
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Point of lay hen.
     
  5. ChickMagnet207

    ChickMagnet207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Production Red, Pullet
     
  6. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    She's a pullet for sure. [​IMG] If the shiny feathers around her neck were also very narrow and pointed, then they would indicated a cockerel, as would similarly shaped feathers in the saddle area in front of the tail. The dark tail feathers, even if they are iridescent, are very common in pullets and are not indicative of a cockerel (unless they are long and curved). Keep an eye out for eggs!
     
  7. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I was pretty sure she was a pullet but the shiny neck feathers i noticed today made me second guess myself. Woo Hoo!
     

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