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do I have a roo or not?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by christa7032, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. christa7032

    christa7032 In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2009
    Hi everyone. I recently bought 5 RIR babies who are about a month old now. I noticed the other day that one's comb is quite a bit bigger and already turning redder than the others. Does that mean she is actually a he, or could this chick just be a few days older or maturing more quickly than the others? Please, please tell me I don't have another rooster to deal with! Thanks.
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick 8 Years

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    You probably need to post a pic for the experts!!! (not me). I have four RIR chicks, and I can tell ya that at almost 5 weeks they all still have yellow combs. They may still turn out to be roos, but I'd be seriously concerned if a 4 weeker had a redder comb than the rest.

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