RIR Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by havi, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
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    I have two RIR that I bought from Ideal. I bought "pullets" but Im REALLY starting to wonder..[​IMG] Im thinking they look more like roosters, but Im no expert. Ive tried looking online for RIR hens and roos, but they pretty much look the same. The only difference I could tell is the tail feathers are higher on males. Next week they will be 5 months old if that helps. [​IMG] That Im just parinoid and they're really hens.

    **Side Note #1: In the right hand corner is my other RIR

    **SN#2: When do EE, BO & RIR's normally start to lay eggs?


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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They usually start to lay eggs at 5 months.

    That RIR up front looks rooish to me. The other could be a hen.
     
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  3. big_brahmas

    big_brahmas Out Of The Brooder

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    Ideal sexing rep is not the best. I would not be surprised at all if you got some roos. =/
     
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  4. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
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    Quote:Yea sorry about that. I got a little ahead of myself and forgot the picture.


    The RIR up front is the first one that started getting bigger wattles(sp?). Then the other is starting as well. I couldnt get a good picture of her/him. Kept turning its head.
     
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  5. big_brahmas

    big_brahmas Out Of The Brooder

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    I would imagine they would have started crowing by now. But some roos can be very docile. If the wattles are continuing to grow you may have a roo on your hands.
     
  6. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
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    Quote:The first one(Rose/Henry) was docile at first. It was the only one that would let me hold it and carry it around. She/he would come to me(where the others all ran away) and let me pet 'em. Where the other one, I call it Tawonda(Fried Green Tomatoes) is kinda flighty. Just runs around all the time and wants to be ALL UP IN YOUR BUSINESS. But if you reach out to pet jsut runs away. About 2 1/2 weeks ago Rose/Henry started bowing up to me, what I call 'fluffy neck'. Wouldnt really chase or peck at me. But I also didnt stick around to wait for something to happen. I noramlly just left whenever it started up.


    But no crowing yet. So I dont know. [​IMG]
     
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  7. big_brahmas

    big_brahmas Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like a roo to me. My brahma's often give me the threat of a bite by pulling there head back.
     
  8. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am thinking roo
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you get a side pic of them? That tail from this position looks hennish to me and ready to lay any day now. The wattles can get big on hens too with RIR..not desirable, but it happens. The tail and saddle pic would really help.

    Jody
     
  10. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I can see of the neck feathers and the tail it looks like a pullet on the point of lay...
     

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