Are my chicks males or females?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hot wing stables, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. hot wing stables

    hot wing stables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we hatched 4 RIR chicks but we dont know if they are males or females

    RIR 1
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    RIR 2
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    RIR 3
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    and RIR 4
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  2. hot wing stables

    hot wing stables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    plz help
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    First three are definitely roos... droopy green tail feathers, large comb/wattles.
    Can't really tell from the angle on #4... any chance for a side shot or headshot? [​IMG]
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    How old are they?
     
  5. hot wing stables

    hot wing stables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are about 8 to 10 weeks old and they are bantams
     
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  6. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    i agree the 1st 3 are roo s and the last 1 is a hen. were your RIR's small around 5 wks old?
     
  7. hot wing stables

    hot wing stables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're pretty good at hatching cockerels...all look like boys.
     
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Well IMO I would wait a little longer and see. My RIR's I could not tell what they were until they were at least 12 weeks. The comb/wattles were about the same on my hens and roo's. The feet on the roo's should be bigger. Just MO. I didn't think I would ever be able to tell the difference. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    they all look like cockerels
     

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