RIR Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Peterr35, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Peterr35

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    Title says it all. One I know is a roo. Hopefully this one is a hen(edit. Pics wont attach, ill try again later)
     
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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm willing to help once the pictures attach. [​IMG]

    How old is your RIR?
     
  3. Peterr35

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    6 months, the hen in question is a bit smaller than the rooster and has a normal tail, but is starting to get darker
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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    6 months - she could start to lay any day, if female. Any reddening/growth of the comb is probably just her getting ready to lay. But, can't tell for sure without a picture. [​IMG]
     
  5. Peterr35

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    When I mean darker I mean her back feathers, and only one of our 5 hens have started laying and it is our Cuckoo Maran. Our Ameracuanas have started nesting though
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Does he/she have any pointy hackle/saddle/sickle feathers? By 6 months those should be clearly visible.
     
  7. Peterr35

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    The one in question is the Red closest to the camera.
     
  8. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Sorry, but that is a cockerel for sure. [​IMG]
     
  9. Peterr35

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    You think so? Must be very under developed considering the rooster in the back is the same age
     
  10. lazy gardener

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    Agreed, Cockrel. Very well developed saddle feathers.
     

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