Rooster or Hen? I'm stumped!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marieff, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. marieff

    marieff Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I'm new to owning chickens! I have what is supposed to be a RIR, which was marketed as such by the hatchery. Of course, what I received turns out to really be a production red. Surprise, surprise! LOL!
    Anyways, she's supposed to be a pullet and will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. I'm not so sure she's a pullet, as she's got thick legs and big feet (sorry wasn't able to get a pic) and she acts rooish too, ie: calling everyone over and giving warning calls too. Even though she acts rooish, her comb and wattle is what has me stumped. I'm seeing pullet, but yet, her tail feathers aren't rounded. Any guesses? I'm stumped! Thanks in advance for any feedback![​IMG]

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  2. Pyotr Koecher

    Pyotr Koecher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hullo Marieff! Love your chickens! I have Barred Rocks too though not Production Reds. Since he/she does not have a sizeable comb to judge by, I would just say that you have a hen, because earlier this year I had a very mean Leghorn chicken that I thought was a rooster at first but turned out to be a hen!

    Hope it helps, Pyotr
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a pullet for now.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see nothing male about the bird.
     
  6. marieff

    marieff Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! Thank you so much everyone. I guess time will tell!
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    Pullet.
     
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