???'s about my little RIR

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NCchickenmommy, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. NCchickenmommy

    NCchickenmommy In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2010
    I have a few questions about my little RIR...
    Here's a picture when we got her on June 12th. I was told she was a couple of weeks old? (all the pics are thumbnails so click to see bigger)


    So here she is now - 8 weeks later. Why is she feathering out so slowly? The others don't seem to be picking on her and it is UNBEARABLY hot here - could that be a factor? She's plucky, acts healthy, eats and drinks, gets plenty of treats, and free ranges at least 3 hours a day. She's getting much bigger and feels plump. Any thoughts?





    Also, do you think she's a she or a he? If she's a he - wouldn't her comb be much bigger and redder?
    Is she a RIR or something else like a Production Red or NHR?

    I know, a lot of questions and a lot of pictures but thank you so much for you thoughts!
  2. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Songster

    Jun 23, 2010
    I'm still voting roo. Here's a bump for you. Hope the pros chime in!
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    That's definitely a rooster, which is why it's feathering out so slow.
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Rhode Island Red Roo. [​IMG]
    Roosters are slower to grow then hens. [​IMG]

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