Rooster or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sammyrose, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. sammyrose

    sammyrose New Egg

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    I believe my chickens are 18 week old Rhode Island reds. This little guy however is looking to be more like a rooster than a hen. In comparison to my other hens, she/he has the largest comb and brightest tail feathers. He/she is also more dominant and vocal. Any opinions or thoughts?
     
  2. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am leaning towards rooster, do you have a pic of the tail feathers?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I too am guessing cockerel but would like a profile shot showing saddle and hackle feathers.
     
  4. sammyrose

    sammyrose New Egg

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    [​IMG] here's another pic of him/her
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a rooster to me!
     
  6. LittleHerd

    LittleHerd New Egg

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    I would definitely say that's a rooster.
     
  7. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have a good side shot?
     
  9. HomeSweetFarm

    HomeSweetFarm Just Hatched

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    Some hens can grow combs faster than other hens but judging by the blue/green feathers growing on the neck and tail I would say rooster.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    rooster
     

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