17 week old rir- boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kachick, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Kachick

    Kachick Hatching

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    20180319_151359.jpg Hi everyone, I am very very new to keeping chickens. I have 6 Rhode island red chooks which to me look like they're all boys. Please tell me I'm wrong!
     
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I'm sorry. The five that I can see clearly do look like boys, and the sixth in the background has a pretty dark tail and large wattles for a pullet.
     
  3. Kachick

    Kachick Hatching

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    Ah bugger! Thank you for your reply. I have 2 light sussex I'm unsure about too..
     
  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Well, unsure is better than, "certain they're boys," right?

    Want to post some pictures?
     
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  5. Kachick

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    20180323_182213.jpg You're right! How' this picture?
     
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  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    here's what your looking for, at this age. I can't tell very well with the Sussex, white feathers are the hardest... But I agree with above. Saddle Feathers.jpg
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can you please post individual side pics of each bird?
     
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  8. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    All the RIR are cockerels, and I'm pretty sure the Light Sussex are, too.
     
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  9. Chicken Girl1

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    All the RIRs and light sussex look like cockerels
     
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  10. lomine

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    Maybe it's just me but I don't see any male feathering at all. The picture is small and I can't get it to enlarge but I would expect a lot more at 17 weeks. To me they look like pullets coming into lay. Close-up pictures would be helpful though.
     

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