RIR... Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ALChickGal, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal Out Of The Brooder

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    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. :)


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  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet. And getting close to laying her first egg... roo would look different from this all over.
     
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  3. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with Kev, Definitely a point of lay pullet :)
     
  4. speedyfuzzball

    speedyfuzzball Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, I'd say pullet as well.. I have one (21 weeks) with a bigger comb and wattles and she just laid her first egg yesterday!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    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!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely pullet. You should be getting some eggs very soon, judging by comb size.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Female.
     
  8. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

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    Pullet!
     
  9. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal Out Of The Brooder

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    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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