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

    May 4, 2008
    Altadena, CA
    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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