What gender is this 11 week old Rhode Island red

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seolari, May 27, 2015.

  1. seolari

    seolari Chirping

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Can someone please tell me if this is a Pullet or a Cockrerel. Until recently this 11 week Rhode Island red looked like Female, until the recent shine on its neck feathers and the curviness on the tail feathers am not so sure. Can someone with more experience help me identify the gender of this chicken. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2015
  2. Hatching

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    Comb seems a bit too big for an 11wk old pulley and the tail looks like that of a young cockerel that's about to sprout his rooster tail feathers. Id say it's a male
     
  3. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    You know what? I've been staring at the pictures of your chicken for half an hour now, and I'm still not convinced either way!

    I wasn't even going to put up an opinion for fear that I might get it wrong and embarrass myself. But then, where's the fun in that? We are all learning, so I'll have a go and take a guess....

    The things that make me think cockerel: Stance - the bird is quite upright, and Tail feathers - I agree with @Hatching that they look like they are about to sprout [​IMG]

    The things that make me think pullet - The bird has very even colouring, and I really think that for 11 weeks the comb and wattles are reasonable. I know my rhodies all had big combs, and the bird in the picture doesn't have the massive comb I would expect a young cockerel to have at that age.

    So tentatively, I'm putting in my vote for pullet. Can't wait to see how this one turns out, and would love to hear other opinions.

    Krista
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Pullet.
     
  5. seolari

    seolari Chirping

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    Thank you krista74 I sure hope that's so. I think that it's a pullet as well but Reds can be so tricky to identify do to their late development, but I surely intend to let you know what it ends up being in a couple of weeks.
     
  6. seolari

    seolari Chirping

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    keesmom, you make me happy with your unequivocal answer.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I'm thinking pullet, too.
     
  8. seolari

    seolari Chirping

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    This is an update of my Rhode Island read Poulet which you can see has turned into a handsome hen.
     
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  9. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    She is a good looking hen!

    I suspected that she might be a she from the start (refer my previous post) and I'm so happy that was the result!

    - Krista.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Krista convinced me so I knew it would be a hen.
     

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