RIR Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by F650, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. F650

    F650 Just Hatched

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    Hello,

    Could anyone help me identify what gender this RIR is? She or he is about to 3 months old next week. We bought 4 pullets from a local feed and seed store so we thought "she" was a she but she is showing different physical characteristics and behaviors compared to the other chickens.

    Her comb developed what seems like overnight and is much more developed than the others. The others barely have a comb. Hers is also much more red. She is also developing what I think are more pointed hackle and saddle feathers but I am not sure.

    I tried to get good pictures, but she doesn't like the camera too much.

    Thanks!
    Dan

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Production Red cockerel. See those shiny, dark feathers on the back? Those are the male saddle feathers coming in.
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    production red cockerel
     
  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel :)
     
  5. F650

    F650 Just Hatched

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    Thanks! Exciting news. I ended up wanting a rooster after got them. Sometimes things just work out[​IMG]
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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