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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DragonHorseMan, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. DragonHorseMan

    DragonHorseMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings I live in the Caribbean where it is common to see "Yard Fowl" (free range) in abundance. They are everywhere! However I am a first time owner looking listening and learning from different owners around the world. I have two RIR's and an unknown Black bantam-Ish looking (breed?) not sure. Anyway I am not sure if my cock is a cock. Some friends say its a cock, some say it's a hen, he's 5 months old. What are the distinguishing features between a young RIR cockrel and pullet?
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, DragonHorseMan, and [​IMG]! I would look for size differences as he should be bigger than the hens of the same breed. Also look for pointy saddle and hackle feathers - this indicates rooster. Oftne times bigger feet. I take it "he" hasn't crowed yet? If you take a pic and post it over on the What Breed or Gender is This? thread, someone might chime in with gender advice. Best of luck to you!
     
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. In addition to what Redsoxs stated, combs and wattles will eventually become more prominent than with a RIR pullet.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, good advice above! Welcome![​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Idaho! My rooster is 100% rooster and has yet to crow. so......
     

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