Cock or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by dragonhorseman, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. dragonhorseman

    dragonhorseman New Member

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    Hi everyone, after 5 months I still don't know if "chips" (Rhode Island Red) is male or female. Can anyone detect or tell me what to look for?

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  2. BigECart

    BigECart New Member

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    I love playing "guess-the-sex". Since no one has replied yet, I Sam's going to guess pullet based on no saddle feathers and rounded tail feathers. I am very much a newbie though, so am eager to hear what the experts say.
     

  3. annlouise

    annlouise New Member

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    I would guess pullet but I'm no expert and still trying to sex my 12 week old chicks......
     
  4. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Looks like a female.
     
  5. grgfishkeeper

    grgfishkeeper New Member

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    From my understanding i could be wrong but if there comb falls over at that age is a hen seems to work for me
     
  6. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    She's a doll!! Watch for her to start laying soon!!
     
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  7. patlet

    patlet New Member

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    What a lovely lady.
     
  8. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    Yup hen. I have a RIR with a very large comb and I named her Charlie just because her comb is more masculine than the other RIR's. However Big Red has a HUGE comb and he is very obviously male. Even at a younger age, the tail and saddle feathers do give them away.
     
  9. dragonhorseman

    dragonhorseman New Member

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    Well thanks for the feedback people. I guess I have to brace myself for more eggs than I had planned. This is good news! :)
     
  10. dragonhorseman

    dragonhorseman New Member

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    Thanks for your help people. She is a she. She started laying! So that's that!!!
     
  11. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Yay, congrats!
     
  12. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    Ok, that narrows it down...
     
  13. Chicken_gal

    Chicken_gal Junior Member

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    She's so cute! :)