RIR Hen or Roo?

auntieb1223

In the Brooder
Jun 9, 2022
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Hey y’all, I’m new to chicken raising, I live in city limits where we cannot have roosters: my flock is 14 weeks old, I posted on Reddit and there’s mixed opinions on one of my “hopefully” hens. What do you guys think, is she a he? they were “sexed” by the hatchery, but would rather get rid of it if it is a rooster sooner rather than later, I’m already growing Attached :(
 

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my flock is 14 weeks old
Welcome to BYC! :frow

No mixing of opinion for THIS bird here,
100% she's a pullet! :wee

In addition to her small & pale comb and wattles at the stated age and for the breed (production red type).. Starting around 10-12 weeks is when pointy saddle feathers appear.. usually well in and flowing like this around 16 weeks.. examples from google..
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100% pullet. Seems to me that people pf Reddit need to stick to things other than chickens.
Haha thanks, they were saying she could possibly be a late bloomer because of how here tail was curling and some of her back feathers were looking a little pointy, but others said she was a Pullet, so they told me to come here :)
 
Welcome to BYC! :frow

No mixing of opinion for THIS bird here,
100% she's a pullet! :wee

In addition to her small & pale comb and wattles at the stated age and for the breed (production red type).. Starting around 10-12 weeks is when pointy saddle feathers appear.. usually well in and flowing like this around 16 weeks.. examples from google..
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This makes me so happy, I was so worried I may have to get rid of her, one of my girls makes a “crow type noise” so that’s what made me start questioning:)
 
Haha thanks, they were saying she could possibly be a late bloomer because of how here tail was curling and some of her back feathers were looking a little pointy, but others said she was a Pullet, so they told me to come here :)
Tail means nothing at this age. By the time a tail does maybe mean something, boys will be evident in 47494 other ways already. Pointy tail feathers never mean anything.
 

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