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RIRs - hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newbiewchickens, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    We thought we were getting hens, but we're concerned they may be roosters?! Help? They will be 4 months old next week, or so we were told.[​IMG] We have 3 RIRs and 3 Plymouth rocks. Wanted 6 hens, but not sure how many we really have.[​IMG]
     
  2. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] Henry and Marie just watch them, so that's awesome.
     
  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! :welcome. Here's my take on the pics. This is just my opinion. I am not a chicken expert by any means.

    1. Rooster
    2, hen on left, rooster on right.
    3. Looks like 3 roosters
     
  4. mmharris08

    mmharris08 New Egg

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    I agree with outpost JWB. I had 6 Rhode Island Reds, hoping to be all hens but 2 turned to be a rooster. Roosters tail feathers curl whereas the hen stay up. Hope this helps.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Beautiful dog
     
  6. newbiewchickens

    newbiewchickens Just Hatched

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    Henry is a "Carolina brown dog", aka a mixed breed from an animal shelter. He's the best dog we've ever had. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
  7. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see all roos, except I'm not sure of the one on the left of the 2nd pic. Do you have a better picture of that one?
    Nice dog, btw!
     

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