Can you color-sex production reds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicks Galore3, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    I got 24 little peepers on Sunday (yay!) and didn't realize until I got home that the 12 Production Reds I got are straight run. Oops. Can you sex them by color? And if you can, please say the darker ones are female. :) I have 2 or 3 that have decidedly lighter heads then the rest.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2015
  2. Amywilliams

    Amywilliams In the Brooder

    May 27, 2014
    No I had 2 roosters with 4 hens. I started figuring out they were roos I think 3 weeks when the tail feathers started to show, not by the tail it's self but how they where very much larger then the others.

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