RIR starting to make me wonder if Ruby is really a Rudy.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StrawberryHouseMouse, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. I bought a RIR from the feed store 2 and half weeks ago. We named her Ruby (was suppose to be female) but as Ruby starts feathering out Im starting to wonder if Ruby is a Rudy. She has some pretty rooster like tail feathers.. and behaves very rooster like.





  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I'm kinda, sorta, maybe going with agressive pullet, based upon the still yellow comb. I have some 3 week RIR's and one has a very red comb already. And all of my past RIR hens have been very bossy!
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I'm leaning pullet too.
  4. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    Pullet with attitude not a Roo. She may be top of the pecking order one day. RIR's show combs pretty quick. I think your new chick can still be called Ruby.
  5. Great ! [​IMG] I was hoping she was. My hubby picked her out cause he missed our old RIR hen we had at our last house. She was a great cute little hen and he wanted another. And it gives me the chance to get a rooster for our hens still lol
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Yep that looks like a pullet to me.
    My ~3 week old RIR roos have yet to grow much of a tail, and they started growing combs in the past few days.
  7. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    She looks identical to our "Rudy" who we thought was a roo, and ended up being a pullet! LOL! I think they just tend to have redder combs younger than most pullets. Mine also did all the chest bumps with the other chickens, but she has settled down since she has gotten older.


    P.S.-we kept the name as Rudy, since our Boston Terrier is named Ruby! LOL!
  8. karen71

    karen71 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    I'm glad your Ruby is a pullet - I have 3 RIR and was worried they were roos but they looks just like yours - yellow combs

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