RIR Roo Green Feather question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Suess hens, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Songster

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    I have a 6 week old RIR that I am pretty sure is a roo. But I was wondering when his saddle feathers will start coming in. I guess a part of me has become attached and hope that he might be a she who just over developed her wattles and comb early.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Pink/red comb and wattles at 6 weeks screams roo. Both boys and girls can have black/green feathers. Show quality RIR's are very deep red and have consistant black in their tails. Saddle feathers should start to show at about 2-3 months old.
     

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