RIR Hen or Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by catahoulamax, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. catahoulamax

    catahoulamax Out Of The Brooder

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    Need help to identify gender. "It" is 6 months old. [​IMG]
     
  2. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    where did you get it?
    if it came from a feed store or hatchery I'm going with girl and it should be laying soon. The rooster combs get really large by 26 weeks on a RIR chicken from most hatcheries.


    If the age is off then sure it is a roo but I'm thinking at 6 months the tail feathers would be nice and arched.
     
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  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He looks like a rooster, I think I can see saddle feathers. Try posting another picture of his side.
     
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  4. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes a side picture would help.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yeah I would say roo.
     
  6. catahoulamax

    catahoulamax Out Of The Brooder

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    Bought 4 locally from a lady raising them. She told me she wasn't sure of the genders. 2 of them have much larger combs and wattles and are much darker red than. Also have thin pointed feathers on their necks. Several shiny ones on their backs. None of the four have spurs or have crowed. I've talked to them and given a deadline of Halloween to start producing. Will take more pics in the morning when it's daylight.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can wait forever, but that bird isn't going to lay eggs. He will start crowing, though! I don't think the age is right, unless you bought them at hatch, he looks more like 4 months to me.

    Sounds like you might want to post pics of all your birds for a gender check.
     
  8. catahoulamax

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    Thanks, when I get home from work I'll take more pics. Of all of them.
     
  9. catahoulamax

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  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would still say rooster, he has the darker red shiny feathers that appears on RIR roosters and saddle feathers.
     
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