RIR Roo or Hen?

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

  1. KimKay

    KimKay New Egg

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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 New Egg

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

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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

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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 New Egg

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

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