RIR - Rooster or Hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shoesky, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. shoesky

    shoesky In the Brooder

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    Hope these pictures are good enough. RIR is 19 weeks old - Rooster or Hen?

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  2. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Songster

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    looks like a pullet.
     
  3. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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  4. shoesky

    shoesky In the Brooder

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    Thank you for that. New to this and I can not tell the difference. Her wattle and comb is alot bigger and more red than the rest and they are all the same age.
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    Dominant or more mature Gal

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  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

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    Hen
     
  7. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Songster

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    i say hen as well.
     

  8. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

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    looks like a pullet to me. I believe they start laying around 20-24 weeks (some earlier, some later), and just as they get ready to lay, their comb turns pink-red.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Pullet, she is the fastest maturing, and will probably be the first to lay.
     

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