RIR's, What Have I Got?! *Picture Heavy*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crossgirl, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    I posted when they were younger but didn't have pictures that were good enough to tell. Now they're older, and while it's still hard to get one in a lone shot as they're practically joined at the wing, here's my latest efforts. I thought roo and hen, then decided two hens, and now I think the one I thought was a roo is a hen and the other a roo! Obvioulsy, I have no clue! What do you think?? They are the same age give or take a day. I'd love to have one of each but the neighbors feel differently.[​IMG]

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    Two Face:
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    Both Faces:
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    Both Backs:
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    Both Tail Feathers:
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    And another booty shot because this is the only big difference in the two:
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  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither one really screams "roo" to me, but the one with the stumpy tail has some pretty big legs, but her/his comb and wattles aren't that large or red.. its a tough one! How old are they now?
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I have to quote it, it's exactly what I was thinking. [​IMG]
     
  4. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    As a guess I'd say 8 weeks. My son wanted some and we bought them without asking how old they were. They were half feathered. Their legs are both about the same size although the one with the longer tail has slightly darker legs but just barely.
     
  5. Morning_Song

    Morning_Song Out Of The Brooder

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    It depends on how old they are but...at our house we check the neck feathers. The girlies have more rounded neck feathers and the he-men have longer pointy neck feathers from our experience. The longer pointy feathers seem to have a sheen to them to my eye as well. The chickie with the shorter tail and heavier legs seems to have the he-man sheen to the neck. Sometimes the short tails bloom into long beautiful roo tail.

    The neck feathers do depend on age as sometimes you can check 'one day' and they are all girls and then the 'next day' lots of little boys [​IMG]

    Sorry this is more chatty than help I am afraid...my 'guess' is 1 boy and 1 girl!

    Marj
     
  6. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    *Removed duplicate post*
     
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  7. Morning_Song

    Morning_Song Out Of The Brooder

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  8. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like 2 pullets to me.
     
  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like 2 gals to me.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I see a young pair (one cockerel, one pullet)
    In the last two pictures, the one closest to the camera is a young rooster.

    Chris
     

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