At what age are you able to tell a hen from a roo????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shangri-lafarms, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have RIR's and I think I have 1 roo. I ordered all ladies however one is bigger and it's comb and wattles are ahead of all the others and it's red already and has been ahead of them for a while now. They were day old on June 1 so they are around 7 weeks or so.........Thanks
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Usually in heavy breeds like that, the roos are born with bigger combs.

    You may also do some research. Supposedly there is a way to tell which sex is which by looking at the feathers on the wings...
     
  3. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your input...yeah i can't tell I've been trying to research it without getting totaqlly obssessed....[​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    shangri-lafarms, hi and welcome to BYC! If you could get a few pics of the suspected roo and maybe one of the others and post them in the what breed/gender category I'll bet someone could help ya out.
     

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