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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by handrosilva239, Aug 30, 2014.
Got some RIR baby chicks that are 2 weeks old and need help sexing them .! Please!
Two weeks old is too young to sex Rhode Island Reds. It is much easier to sex them when they are 6-8 weeks old, at which point the cockerels will develop larger, redder combs and wattles and may even begin to crow. I would post some photos of your chicks in 5-6 weeks, and I and other BYCers should be able to help you sex them.
At two weeks old, you'll probably not be able to sex them very easily. Its better to wait until they are at least six weeks old. By then, roosters will usually have developed larger, redder combs, while the hens will still have pale ones.
X3 on 2 weeks being too young to sex RIR chicks. As BantamLover21 and Wyandottes7 have suggested, repost them at 6 weeks.