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RIR Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KimKay, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. KimKay

    KimKay Hatching

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    I was hoping to get some advice. This is the only one of our 11 Rhode Island Reds that has
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    a large comb and wattle. I am confused because it does not have the long dark tail feathers the cockerles are getting. So...what do you think?
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking rooster, but how old is it?
     
  3. KimKay

    KimKay Hatching

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    The person we got it from wasn't sure but it is around 14 weeks.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    A better picture would help. However, I think I can see some shiny, darker, pointy feathers near the tail and on the neck, and that comb is quite large. So, I'm going to say male.
     
  5. ve

    ve Songster

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    14 weeks old- boy for sure.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, male for sure at that age.
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    X2
     

  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    You've got a cockerel on your hands.
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

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    Male, but it looks like a Production red, sold as RIR's at feedstores. [​IMG]
     
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  10. KimKay

    KimKay Hatching

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    Ok, that about sums it up!! Thanks y'all!
     

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