Rooster or Hen? RIR.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SummerCK, Jan 14, 2013.

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  1. SummerCK

    SummerCK Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a RIR that we always thought was a hen until recently. "She" has clearly outgrown ALL other hens even older than herself. She hasn't crowed but has been seen mounting our new hen and constantly picks on the other hens. She has some traits of a
    rooster but we just need confirmation
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  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry to be rude but are you kidding me, That is 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000% rooster, like no doubt.lol.
    Sorry if that was a bit mean.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How old is e'?
    He is a cockerel!!
     
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  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    How old is he??? He looks well old enough to be crowing.
     
  5. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah he look like a cockerel not a rooster.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    that is in no doubt at all a rooster. you can tell by his saddles and hackles that look just like your roosters in the background may i ask why you thought he was a hen with those saddles and hackles as only roosters have long slender pointed hackles. there is also his 2 toned coloring.

    he probably has not crowed because of that other rooster if you were to put him in his own pen with his own ladies he would start crowing probably asap (like right when you put him in there to a day or 2)
     
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  7. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh yeah the other rooster is definitely dominating him in that run at the moment, give him some girls and his own run and he will be much happier.
     
  8. SummerCK

    SummerCK Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I was 99.9% sure he was a rooster. I'm kind of new to chickens so I just wanted to be sure. Also, what's a cockerel and the differences between them and roosters?
     
  9. SummerCK

    SummerCK Out Of The Brooder

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    No its fine :)
     
  10. SummerCK

    SummerCK Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and he is about 5 1/2 to 6 months old. We have another rooster who is the same age and is crowing already.
     
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