8 wk old RIR Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jklyles1, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. jklyles1

    jklyles1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    for 2 months old those are both roos (reds)
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got two little roosters...
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree - roosters.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    All the reds are roosters.
     
  6. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters :)
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    How did all these people know they were males? (cockerels)

    Common production breeds, in a single comb pretty much have this in common. The pullets (young females) don't get their red combs and wattles until more like 15 weeks, before they come into lay. Their combs remain more tan or yellow. The males, the young cockerels, develop their red combs and wattles pretty early on. Often, at the 4 or 5 week mark. This gives them away.
     
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  8. jklyles1

    jklyles1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all the info! Love this site and appreciate everyones comments!
     
  9. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    Seems to me that they are pullets. Might need to wait a little longer, some breeds are harder to tell when they are younger. Like maybe wait for some hackle feathers to come in, if, they are roosters :)
     
  10. jklyles1

    jklyles1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope they are!!! But what makes you say pullet? Just curious...im completely new to chickens! And if you can tell me what to look for as they grow to determine girl or boy please let me know.
     

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