Robert or a Rita Rhode Island Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mcdilly220, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. mcdilly220

    mcdilly220 New Egg

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    Hey All-

    New to BYC and chickens too! Bought me a chick at the local farm feed store, a cute little Rhode Island Red.

    Question is do I have a Robert or a Rita? It is 14 weeks old in the picture[​IMG]


    Checked for the adams apple and can't find one!

    Thanks!
     
  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Robert :)
     
  3. KrystalRose

    KrystalRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have RIR but I have six other breeds, all the same age as yours and the only ones with combs like that are boys. All the girls still have super small fairly colorless combs. Looks like you might hear some crowing soon. But then again like I said I haven't had RIRs before.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Robert all the way.
     
  5. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a Robert
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely Robert. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel for sure. You can tell from the pointy hackle (neck feathers), saddle feathers, patchy coloration, and large, red comb and wattles.
     

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