RIR Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GoAngels, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. GoAngels

    GoAngels Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2010
    Southern California
    6.5 week old RIR. The main reasons I question her gender is that she was slower to feather out than her RIR sister of the same age and she is now bigger and has significantly bigger legs than her sister. Also, her sister had a stripe on the back of her head and this one didn't. These are our first chicks and we only have three, so if she is a he, we would only have two for our flock (we are stealth).




    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    For me it is a girl
  3. 24weadore

    24weadore New Egg

    Sep 24, 2009
    Quite a bit of comb on there. I have about a dozen roos this age now and a few hens that are older. The hens really dont have much of a comb at about 12 weeks. Compared to some of my other breeds the combs on this breed seem to develop a little slower. I'd say in the next couple weeks if that comb gets any bigger you got yourself a roo. Hope this helped.
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Looks like a rooster to me because of the really thick legs and comb size...sorry [​IMG]
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I think you have a boy.

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