Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JEN38, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. JEN38

    JEN38 New Egg

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    Can anyone help me sex this Rhode Island Red and the hybrid next to it? I crossed my gray silkie rooster with an easter egger hen. It's really cute with little tufts on the side of its face.


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  2. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
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    Could you post some pictures?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I usually don't even try with silkies or silkie crosses but that one just looks like a boy to me. Take that for whatever it's worth [​IMG]

    The RIR we really need better pictures on. And how old are these birds.........age can help with gender id a lot.
     
  4. JEN38

    JEN38 New Egg

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    they are 3 months old.... the RIR has a few greenish feathers which I am afraid is the sign of a rooster.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR is a rooster.
     
  7. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say hens
     
  8. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
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    The RIR looks like a roo not sure about your silkie mix. Some better pictures of the RIR would be helpful where are the green feathers coming in at?
     
  9. donrae

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    I'm guessing roo on the rir, also. But, could you get a body shot of him so we can see his neck and tail area, to check for hackle/saddle feathers?
     
  10. JEN38

    JEN38 New Egg

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    he/she won't sit still long enough but this is all I could get.. Hen or Roo? Also can anyone help with the "pile" of chicks.... any sign of what they might be? I ordered an autumn mix from Sandhill Preservation and I got a nice mix of lots of things, most are bantams but I think I also have a couple of black leghorns.

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