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RIR chicks- looks like another roo:-/ Opinions??

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Ok, these chicks are about 4 1/2 weeks old. You can see this guy has a little comb starting; he's also noticeably bigger and his legs thicker than the other two RIR chicks. Or the barred Rocks, for that matter.

 

 

 

Here are the two other RIRs

 

 

Here's 'Mr Red' in back of a nosy BR, and a RIR

 

 

He's also, as you can see, a completely different color from the other two. Sigh... This is the third time I've gotten chicks from this same LFS, and will be the third time I've ended up with a roo. They said they are only guaranteed 90% accuracy on the sexed chicks, but I'm certainly getting less than that from them!


Edited by ccrow - 4/8/16 at 4:25pm

Five dogs, two cats, four budgies, one parrot, 12 chickens of various ages, and a great DH who built me the coop of my dreams:)

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Five dogs, two cats, four budgies, one parrot, 12 chickens of various ages, and a great DH who built me the coop of my dreams:)

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different. ~ Hippocrates

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The comb is a pretty good judge.  If it starts getting redder in the next week your prolly looking at a roo.

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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It does appear to a rooster, sorry.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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