4 weeks old RIR – boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tinytina, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. tinytina

    tinytina Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! Check out my babies, they are about 4 weeks old now. I was wondering if anyone can help me sex them. I live in a city and I would only be able to keep girls but the farm I got my chicks from only sells them straight run. [​IMG]

    So I ended up getting four, praying I would end up with at least two girls. I would probably have to send the boys back/rehome them… It's been two weeks since I had them and I am already so attached!! As is, I would be sad to see anyone go… so I really don't want to wait any longer in figuring out who is a boy/girl.

    I notice they were growing really different tails, so I was wondering if that would be a tell sign.
    3 chicks with the short tail – like the one in the front of the photo
    and only 1 chick with the longer tail – like the 2nd chick in this photo

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    Thank you so much!!!
     
  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Hmmm, just a bit too soon to tell for sure. But I have an idea that the one on the left is going to be a cockerel.
     
  3. tinytina

    tinytina Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL. that's what everyone is telling me!! that the one in the front is gonna be a roo for sure.

    i am really just hoping the other two with the same kind of tail don't all turn out to be boys. that would give me 3 boys and only 1 girl!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but they sure are cute!
     

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