RIR... Roo?


In the Brooder
6 Years
Sep 19, 2013
Boy, these chickens are changing so quickly! This morning, I noticed how pronounced the comb and waddle are on this RIR (appx. 24 wks old). The tail feathers are not sticking out much, but the wing feathers do look a little more pointed than rounded. This chicken had just come in out of a misting rain, btw. Is it a rooster? Thanks for your help.. again. :)

I agree with everyone else; you have a hen. Roosters would be showing pointed saddle, hackle, and sickle feathers, along with thicker legs and a larger comb/wattles by now. The well-developed comb on your hen just means that she'll be laying soon!
Wow! Thank you, Everyone!! I am so thankful to hear that she is a... SHE! :) I didn't know that about the comb and/or wattle. Is that true of most breeds? We got our first eggs this week. I do know that one of the RIRs is laying because I watched her lay one day this week. The RIRs are all the same age, so maybe we will be getting more soon! I have so much to learn! Thank you for your help!!

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