RIR --- Doug or Donna?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DougandPeggySue, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. DougandPeggySue

    DougandPeggySue New Egg

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    Hi All!

    On April 7th, I got 2 RIR chicks. They were approx. 2 weeks old. I was told they had been sexed and were both females. As they started to grow, I noticed that "Doug" was developing a lot slower than Peggy Sue. I had read online that this was an indication of a Roo. Well they are now a little over 4 months old, and I still can't tell! Peggy Sue has started laying (just started 2 days ago!!!) and has given us 2 eggs so far. "Doug" on the other hand has produced none but still hasn't crowed. His crown and wattles are much smaller than Peggy Sue's and he is also VERY aggressive. In the photos "Doug" in in the back. Any ideas?


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    Thanks!!!
     
  2. both looks like pullets to me. just like humans, chickens will mature at different times, some breeds faster than another, but even chickens of the same breeds can mature at slightly different rates.

    congrats on the eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. Kirtusjon

    Kirtusjon Chillin' With My Peeps

    2 hens
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's Donna. If it were a cockerel then you would definitely have been told by him a long time ago. [​IMG] And I've heard that RIR can be aggresive -- even the females. Not, you know, really bad, but just perhaps unnecessarily .. "rude." [​IMG]
     
  5. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a Donna. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Donna....they are mature a bit differently, I would be watching for eggs, anytime!
     
  8. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    doug no more. there both hens
     
  9. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look like my RIR girlies! Congrats on the eggs. I am waiting patiently for my first ones. Should be a few more weeks.
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     

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