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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 Songster

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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. 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 Songster

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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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