RIR- Pullet or Cockerel? Pictures!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ponygal12, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!

    My supposedly RIR pullet(May) has me confused lately. I can't tell if she's a pullet or cockerel. May is about 8 weeks old. She used to very skittish but now she is very brave and friendly. May has not displayed any rooster behavior yet, I'm not sure if she's old enough. Um......her comb is about the same size as the other pullets, but she stands taller than the others. This is my first time raising chickens.....so yeah. Keeping my fingers crossed that she's a pullet!

    Thanks

    ~Emily

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl,..But not a RIR
     
  5. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew....she can stay. What do you mean she's not a RIR? Could she be a cross? Not happy with Hardware store at the moment.
     
  6. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl and not really a pure RIR, but I am no expert. Hey, its better to have a girl then a RIR roo in the city [​IMG] !
     
  7. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! I don't think I'm going to order from my hardware store again. [​IMG] They gave us two RIR instead of two BO. I guess it's the hatchery's fault that the other two RIR aren't pure RIR, though.
     
  8. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys are going to think I'm very stupid......I got May's breed mixed up. She's actually a NHR. I still don't think she's a pure NHR, though. Sorry everyone!
     
  9. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen, could be a production red, color varies on the production strain.
     
  10. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Verdict

    A little red hen [​IMG]
     

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