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Age and Sex of RIR?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rowtag, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Rowtag

    Rowtag Out Of The Brooder

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    I got five RIR chicks recently but I am very unsure of their ages. I am also fairly sure that three of them are pullets and one of them is a roo, however, the last chick is confusing me a bit. S/he has a personality somewhere in the middle ground between the others and has a slightly more developed comb.

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    I am fairly sure he is a he.

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    I am fairly sure she is a she.

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    I am not however, so sure about this one.

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    And if anyone could give me a ball park on their age that would be great.

    This site has been amazing for figuring things out on my own so far.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They don't look like RIR to me, but I have no idea what they are. My RIR chicks (hatchery stock) are at 8 weeks and I never saw that whitish feathering.
     
  3. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lets see their butts too.

    Do they all have the same length tail feathers?

    Don
     
  4. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my 8 1/2 week old RIR that I got from the feed store. As to gender I am still trying to figure that one out too. [​IMG]
     
  5. Rowtag

    Rowtag Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as tail feathers go, the one I am mostly sure is a roo has not really got any at the moment. The one I am unsure of does, but was the last so far to grow them in. I can try and find a pic, but I am not sure if I have one.
     
  6. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR's have white in their faces, too. I'll try and post a photo of them, but I can't figure out how to upload it. Also, my guess is they are about 5 weeks.
     
  7. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the best pic I have of one of my RIRs, about 10 days ago. Hope it helps.
     
  8. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are mine at 2.5-3 weeks.

    I rehomed (gave to co worker) my suspect roos on Comb color (Darker) and tail feathers, much shorter.

    I'm no expert but just by ovservations the suspect roos were really agressive to each other and absolutely freaked when I picked them up, the others really enjoy it, and still do.

    Good luck!

    Don
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  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I agree - they look about 5 weeks old.

    In your photo that shows all 5 chicks together, the very front one looks like a roo to me - not sure if you have a second roo or not.

    This is a photo of my one and only production red at 7-8 weeks for comb & wattles comparision.

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  10. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope these help... not sure of gender on mine either yet.
    Some of mine did have the white fluff.

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