BO and RIR

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CliffB, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am i seeing things or is the RIR already developing a rather prominent comb?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those combs look normal to me for that age of bird, regardless of gender. It is too young to tell their gender by comb appearance.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed. In would post again in 5-6 weeks. By then their gender should be much more obvious.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Totally agree no worries about those combs...and good news...the RIR is feathering pretty fast on those wings, which often indicates female. (Although only birds that are bred to be feather sexed are feather sexable, and that can only be done at a day old)...BUT the girl RIR's feather in pretty fast while the boys take a bit longer.

    And RIR's girls do get pretty bumpy in their combs, but they will stay pale yellow, while the roo's take off red pretty fast.

    Post in a few weeks.

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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
  6. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't plan to have these by the time they are showing noticeably. I got these two in a mixed batch and am looking to send them on down the road.
     

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