RIR's both boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ccrichard, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. ccrichard

    ccrichard Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have been lurking and reading daily and finally got up the nerve to post and ask a question. I am so grateful to all of you for sharing all this information.
    I have learned so much here, probably more than I should have....I was warned about the possible addiction, I should have taken the warning more seriously.
    I'm Chris and I am a Chickaholic. There I said it.

    I have a question about my RIR's, I am pretty sure at least one if not both are boys. Someone started crowing, can't catch him so I'm not really sure which one it is.
    They are 3 months old. The combs and waddles are pretty close to the same size, Suspect 1 is a little rounder bodied than Suspect 2 and has shorter tail feathers.
    Do the Roo's combs and waddles develop at the same rate as the hens and then just keep growing or do they develop faster than the hens?



    Here the are together.
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    Suspect 1: Tail feathers not so long and fluffy a little rounder bodied than Suspect 2.
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    Suspect 2, pretty sure this is the boy.
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    Suspect1 shorter tail feathers.
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    Thank you for your help:)
     
  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have a production red, and her comb was not nearly that big at three months, and the feathers look pretty roo-ish to me. I'm new to this too, just wanted to give my comparison. Are you from Florida?
     
  3. ccrichard

    ccrichard Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi chicks in the sun.
    Thanks for your input. I was afraid of that.
    I am in Florida, just west of West Palm Beach.
     
  4. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got 2 nice roos.
     
  6. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

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  7. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote boys.
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Definetly roo's!!

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  9. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roos for sure. My RIR girls are 16 weeks old and still don't have waddles and combs anywhere near that.
     
  10. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like roosters. It looks like they have saddle feathers and pointy neck feathers growing in. They are beautiful! [​IMG]
     

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