RIR... are they roosters if they have green tail feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zowieyellowflame, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI,
    I have 6 rir chicks, about 4 months old. Judging by the color and size of combs and waddles, I have 4 boys and 2 girls. One of the "girls" though has green on her tail feathers. Might that mean she is a rooster?
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Yep
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
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    No, not nessasarily
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Can you post some pic's?
     
  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a very good sign that you have a roo.
     
  6. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
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    My RIR hens have green feather in their tails....the difference is in the shape of the tails. I would think that the roos that you know are roos would have the beginnings of the longer feathers. The hens are stumpier. Watch for saddle feathers....rooster feathers....the skinny ones in front of the tail feathers....
     
  7. Crazy

    Crazy New Egg

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    :lol:Awesome
     
  8. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also check for sickle feathers.
     

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