RIR Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chx3to10, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. chx3to10

    chx3to10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible this is a tell or is she just maturing a little quicker than my other girls, home bred from a friend RIR to RIR three weeks old
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    I'm no expert but I'd say the top pic chick has considerable comb and wattle development to be a girl - never raised RIRs should I maybe quite wrong!

    CT
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks all boy to me.
     
  4. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is definitely a cockerel.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullets do not turn red until they are close to being ready to lay eggs. A chick that is still feathering in is nowhere near being ready to lay eggs.
    It's a boy. Only boys will turn that red, that early.
     
  6. phi3

    phi3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are my two RIR pullets @ around 7+ weeks, Unfortunately one died.

    I'd have to say you have one cockerel.

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  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Agree with everybody else. You've got a young cockerel.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    At 3 weeks, I'm going to say rooster too. But I'd also wait a couple more weeks to be 100%. I've seen some pullets develop big, red combs early...
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    This is Rosie. Most people were convinced she was a rooster due to her large comb at an early age.
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The thing is, that comb isn't just big, it's really bright pink, too.
     

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