Do these hens have wattles?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by farmer geek, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. farmer geek

    farmer geek Out Of The Brooder

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    Will female Rhode Island Reds ever get wattles? How else can you sex this breed?
     
  2. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Femal RIR's do get wattles. Mine have very prominent, red, wattles.
    I think that the usual means of sexing birds apply. Look for pointed hackle feathers, saddle feathers, and sickle (curved) tail feathers on a rooster. Also, crowing or laying an egg are good indicators. [​IMG]
     
  3. farmer geek

    farmer geek Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!!!
     

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