Gender help on RIR's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nicodemuschickenfan, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enid, OK!
    So I have eight RIR's at a month old now. I was wondering if you all could help me sex them acuratly. Or will I need to let them age a while longer? If they have to age, can you tell me how much longer I should wait. If I can sex them now then please give me really detailed instructions. I'm new to this and sure to mess up on my own. lol [​IMG]
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The boys will have bigger combs that will be brighter and have a pinkish orange hue. The girl combs will be more yellow and small.
     
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roos should have little red wattles by now. And they usually have bigger feet and their butt is broader..really! And they do not feather out as quickly as hens do especially the tail....
     
  4. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enid, OK!
    Well I don't see any color in them yet. Maybe all girls? [​IMG]
     
  5. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enid, OK!
    ok I've pulled them all out of their brooder one at a time and gave them a good looking over. Looks like they are all going to be hens. Thanks; you guys are awesome. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Congratulations... LOTS OF LARGE BROWN EGGS in your future!!
     
  7. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enid, OK!
    I sure hope so. From what I read though it will be about five more months? That sure is a long time to wait.
     

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