Are my RIRs 9 weeks male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dgrundy14, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Dgrundy14

    Dgrundy14 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    You can tell by looking at their saddle feathers. If the tips are rounded then it's a male if it's pointed then it's female. It's kinda hard to see their saddle feathers at that angle.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those are pullets.

    Too young for saddle feathers, those usually don't come in until after 10-14 weeks. But if they were male, at this age they'd have larger, redder combs and thicker legs. You'd also be seeing some darker red shading on the wings, and their legs would be getting longer.
     
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  4. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't have RIR so I don't know any of that except I should have known about the combs and waddles
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Dgrundy14

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    Thank you so much. One was sounding like she had croop so it scared me.
     
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