3 wek old RIR........can you tell the diff between roos and pullets at this age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Leisa1968, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Leisa1968

    Leisa1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 week old RIR.....can you tell the difference between roos and pullets at this age?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, sometimes it's hard to tell, but they will start to get a little bit bigger combs and wattles than the females, and they often have thicker legs. Then they begin to get the saddle feathers........

    It really is difficult to tell sometimes at that age, but little clues start to show.

    You could always take some pics and maybe members can help by taking a look,

    Sharon
     

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