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RIR hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mojavemike1, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. mojavemike1

    mojavemike1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A little history...I got this as a free egg when I ordered Polish eggs from Dick Horstman.
    The chick soon outgrew the others but was really slow at feathering out, at least 3-4 weeks behind. Wattles and comb became quite large for he(r) age...has never attempted to crow, but seems to be the dominant chicken in the flock of 14.
    (S)he is 17 weeks. I always suspected roo, but I would like BYC experts to confirm.

    Thank you.

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a cockerel.
     
  3. mojavemike1

    mojavemike1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A shame, because he is going to turn out to a beautiful rooster. Unfortunately he has to go.
    Anybody want him for free? I live in So Cal close to the city of Mojave.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Lord, I'd love to (I'm on the car on the way to So Cal right now), but it's almost 1.5 hours out of the way! I wish...
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Beautiful Rose combed cockerel. With some advertising you should be able to find him a decent home, he's a very nice looking bird.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     

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