So confused!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dlaciv12, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. dlaciv12

    dlaciv12 Out Of The Brooder

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    So last week we discovered one of our 17 week old RIR hens was a rooster. Yesterday we traded him for a NH Red hen. This morning we woke to find our other RIR hen is now crowing. We bought them as sex from the farm supply store, NOT a straight run.

    Below is the 2 of them together, we kept the hen in the foreground and trade the other RIR. Clearly a rooster judging from the spiky tail feathers on the middle chicken.

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    SO this is a picture from this morning, I didn't catch her/him crowing in the picture but saw her/him doing it before I grabbed the camera. IS this a RIR rooster?

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    Did I trade the wrong bird? No, but what are the chances that I got 2 rooster from a straight run of hundreds of chicks?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    In the first picture the 2 red ones are roosters. The one in the second picture is a rooster also...

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  3. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very handsome roosters. [​IMG]
     
  4. dlaciv12

    dlaciv12 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is just crazy! Two roosters from hundreds of chicks all supposed to be hens!

    What am I missing in the 2nd picture? How can I tell, other than the crowing that is.
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    RIR rooster. sowwy. [​IMG] The shiny green tail feathers give it away for me. Oh and the HUGE legs. I have RIR just a bit younger and even though I still question gender because they are getting big red combs, they don't have green tail feathers or big ol legs. (And they aren't crowing - eep!). Knock on wood!
     
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  6. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both reds are roosters
     
  7. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like roos to me too. [​IMG]
     
  8. dlaciv12

    dlaciv12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it just the way he carries himself? From what I had read the distinctive feature was the spiky tail feathers. In hind site they both are equally sized, bigger than my 1 1/2 yr old hens (sex-links).
     
  9. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they both have saddle feathers
     
  10. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of our RIR hen, Cinnamon:

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