8-9 week RIR - sexing help!

Clbennet3

In the Brooder
May 29, 2020
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I bought 8 RIR pullets from TSC back at the end of March. So far, 6 have solid combs and a few even have the dark/glossy curved tail feathers coming in. I’m *hoping* that I really don’t have 6 roosters out of this batch, but based on reading previous threads, I’m worried it’s true. The two in the back of this image are the ones I think are hens. All were purchased at same time .
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rascal66

Crowing
5 Years
Sep 10, 2015
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Washington
First 2 pics are definitely cockerels. And you said it right- Glossy/shiny, tapered or pointy feathers is a rooster trait. Sorry about this though, if you wanted only hens. Bottom one is a pullet.
I've heard how TSC is notorious for mislabeling the chicks. Could have been a RIR straight run bin too :s im sorry.
 

Flockincrazy

Crowing
May 23, 2020
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Elyria, Ohio
I bought 8 RIR pullets from TSC back at the end of March. So far, 6 have solid combs and a few even have the dark/glossy curved tail feathers coming in. I’m *hoping* that I really don’t have 6 roosters out of this batch, but based on reading previous threads, I’m worried it’s true. The two in the back of this image are the ones I think are hens. All were purchased at same time . View attachment 2166408
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The last pic they are both hens the first pic the one in the front and the one to the right are roosters the second pic is a rooster do you see how bright orange and stocky the ones with tall combs are they are roosters
 

dmvelez

Chirping
5 Years
Oct 15, 2014
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Des Moines, IA
Omg I think they are right. I’ve been burned before too, SEVERAL times getting roosters from supposed pullets but I can’t blame TS. I live in the “burbs” with close neighbors so I’ve had to rehome way too many roosters. Apparently sexing hatchlings isn’t an easy task cause they seem to get it wrong a lot. I could tell by the pics and my own experience realizing the same thing you got a bunch of Roos. Hope you’re not attached, they may end up dinner. 😣
 

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