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Help with sexing RIR

post #1 of 11
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Hello all my Rhode Island Red is about 8 weeks old now and I was wondering if it's possible to get a definitive rooster or hen answer. It's starting to act more aggressively to the other birds and can stick the feathers on the back of its neck up kind of like a cat. I haven't seen the others do it. Thanks for the help.


post #2 of 11
I'm pretty sure it's a roo but I could be wrong. I'm guessing roo because of comb and wattle development and color.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by TimCline View Post

I'm pretty sure it's a roo but I could be wrong. I'm guessing roo because of comb and wattle development and color.
I also have to agree with @TimCline bc the waddle is reaally red
post #4 of 11
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thanks. That's what I have read everywhere. I was hoping it's not true since the other one looks about the same too. I can deal with one rooster but 2 for 8 other hens seems excessive. Looks like I now have to read up on ways to tame it.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by danh85 View Post

thanks. That's what I have read everywhere. I was hoping it's not true since the other one looks about the same too. I can deal with one rooster but 2 for 8 other hens seems excessive. Looks like I now have to read up on ways to tame it.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by juliecamp View Post

I feel the same way I just got a 8 week old white maran that is supposed to be a girl but I posted it on this site and half are saying girl and half is saying male so now I don't know but u never know
post #7 of 11
Or butcher it lol
Edited by TimCline - 4/3/16 at 1:08pm
post #8 of 11

:welcome

 

I'm thinking both the birds in that first picture are cockerels. 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #9 of 11
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Oh I have no problem butchering them. I have 2 meat birds that will be ready to go in three weeks. They could go with them. But I do have a neighborhood hawlk that a rooster can occupy it's time with.
post #10 of 11
Definitely all roosters!
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