Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bovis514, May 15, 2019.

  1. bovis514

    bovis514 Hatching

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    Debating on if these 2 are roosters or hens. Anyone able to determine? They are Rhode Island Reds. Thank you in advance! 20190511_150831.jpg
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    How old? Their feathers are a little scraggly right now.

    Please confirm age.
     
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  3. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    Yes it all depends on age, but those blueish tail feathers are looking suspicious...
     
  4. bovis514

    bovis514 Hatching

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    True age is unknown, the prior owner had them for a month and we have had them for 3 weeks. The prior owner didn't know much history except that where she got them from wasn't the best conditions and was advised they were pullets. Their feathers have become better since we've had them. We are new to chickens so any help is appreciated.
     
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  5. poisondartfrog

    poisondartfrog Chirping

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    It's been a while between chicken flocks, but I don't recall RIR hens having those pretty green tail feathers....
     
  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Ok, I'm going to say pullets then.

    I wouldn't worry about the black tail feathers sheening all those pretty colors. All black feathers on any black bird of any gender will sheen. My black jersey giant sheens in greens, blues and purples all over her body and she lays a lovely speckled brown egg.
     
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  7. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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    Both look like cockerels
     
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  8. Norcal527

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    Cockerels
     
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome Both are cockerels.
     
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  10. cstephens1987

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    That is true but I don't think hens would get those hackles
     
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