4 Week RIRs...is it too early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kolinka, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Kolinka

    Kolinka New Egg

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    It's probably too soon to tell, but guesses are welcome. I sure hope Roxy is a girl. She's my favorite.
    Close up of Roxy.
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    Roxy on right, Binny on left.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    As of now they look to be females, RIR are slow to develop, especially the roosters, so some time yet to be sure.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't see anything screaming cockerel at this point but they are still very young to sex. I would suggest re-posting their pics again in about 4-5 weeks. By then their gender should be much more obvious. A reddening combs over the next month or so is the indicator of a cockerel.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    x 2 but still too early
     
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  6. Kolinka

    Kolinka New Egg

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    Thanks a ton. It's very reassuring that nothing is screaming cockrel. I keep watching for behavior differences too, and Roxy acts just like to my other similar sized one that is a sex link and guaranteed girl. The other two are smaller and more timid. Roxy is just a little more friendly and doesn't mind being handled as much.
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     
  8. Kolinka

    Kolinka New Egg

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    Say it ain't so. Week 8.5 and I'm afraid Roxy is a he. She's the only one with any sort of comb and it's pinkish.
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  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I think you are right. Roxy is now Rocky.
     
  10. Kolinka

    Kolinka New Egg

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    He's just going to have to suffer from gender identity issues till he crows because I'm going to keep calling him Roxy and pretend he's a she until he proves otherwise.
     
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