RIR-think I have a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stupondo, May 19, 2009.

  1. stupondo

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    So.. I am not sure if there are pure RIRs (I was told they are)...I guess we will see. So we have had debates over whether any of our 'girls' will turn out being boys. One started what looks like a waddle so we are thinking that's a boy. Anyone else have any thoughts or know if you see any boys in there? thanks

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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm thinking the one in the second pic is, because of the size of its comb. It's hard to tell for certain without a close up and knowing what age they are though. [​IMG]
     
  3. stupondo

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    the second one is the one we think is a rooster
     
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  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Yep...second one looks like a cockerel to me too.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see those wattles now too! I am 99% sure it is a rooster.
     
  7. stupondo

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    does it look like the rest are hens? they all are about a month or so now
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's really hard to tell without seeing a close-up of all the chicks combs.

    You should really start to be able to tell around 4 to 6 wks. yourself. The combs on the cockerels will start getting taller and get a orange/red tint will start to develop on the combs along with little wattles that will start to grow. The pullets combs will stay short and will not have any orange/red color to them. [​IMG]
     
  9. stupondo

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    we have one rooster- can anyone tell if the others are hens?

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  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    you have 4 pullets and 1 roo! good group!!! yeah for you!
     

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