wondering if my rhode island red pullet hen is a rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ShannonSherman, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. ShannonSherman

    ShannonSherman New Egg

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    we have seen some behaviour changes as posted before, but now i am wondering if anyone has pictures of 5-6 month old rir roosters so i can compare
    wattles and comb are large but seems shaped like a hen
    but getting very loud and very aggressive and territorial
    at top of pecking order and my son is still convinced it is a hen
    thanks so much, any pictures are appreciated
    ps i don't know how to get my pics on here yet
     
  2. tasymo

    tasymo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one RIR hen and she is much more aggressive and bossy than my other six Girls. She is the only one I have seen "mount" another hen, which she does quite regularly to my lowest ranked Girl. Don't assume your chicken is a rooster based on behaviour. Long, pointy hackle and saddle feathers, long, curved tail feathers and crowing are much more reliable indications of a roo.
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Quote:How old is this bird of yours? Mounting another hen? I'm thinking rooster if its not laying eggs.
     
  4. tasymo

    tasymo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Girls are all 1 1/2 yrs. old and laying eggs. "Mounting" another hen is not unusual, just dominant behaviour.
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Thats so funny.......... i never heard that on here before [​IMG] These chickens sure are entertaining [​IMG]
     
  6. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Here is a pic of my rooster Rudy. He is not as old as you requested but he is VERY different and much bigger than my hens that are the same age.
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    He is 4 months old in this picture.
     
  7. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster

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    Both are roughly 5 months old in these pictures.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have a RIR roo that is about that age! [​IMG]
    I'll post a picture of him when I get on a different computer! [​IMG]
     

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