RIR gender? 5/13 Updated pictures, please help me clear this up!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by missfitch, May 5, 2009.

  1. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Little Red, aka Big red now as the rest are banties!!!! This RIR is 9+ weeks old and lays on the other banties at night (and Big red is younger!) Its really cute, and deffinatly the leader of the pack, they follow Big red everwhere, Big red follows us everywhere, now down to the question, we cant keep a rooster, PLEASE tell me this is a pullet!!?
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    any guesses? These are Big reds older kids, LOL, just tucks them right under and falls asleep!
    FYI my hens have big combs.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Looks pullet-y to me.

    I'm pretty sure by 9+ weeks the comb would be big and red.

    I have a 3.5 week old RIR who's already going pink.
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Interesting...I see quite a few cockerels in your pen...including Big Red.
     
  4. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    My seven-week-old RIR roos have much more comb and wattle development. I say Big Red is a pullet! [​IMG]
     
  5. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm, well, I will take a new picture today and post, maybe it will be more clear.
    Thanks!
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I vote roo.
     
  7. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good Luck with your chickens. She looks like a pullet to me.
     
  8. PunkerTechnoRoo?ter

    PunkerTechnoRoo?ter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im in the same boat as you missfitch. I have four RIR and one is growing its comb faster than the other three, but oddly it isnt the biggest either. My question is can sex be judged were the comb actually stops on the chicken's head or does the comb go up and then out ?
     
  9. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

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    I would say roo.
     
  10. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big Red is a pullet.
     

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