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Gender of RIR and Aus chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BroosterSpringsteen, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's very early, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on my 3 week old chicks?
    This is Clementine, our RIR. I've heard the stripe on his/her head can be an indication that she/he's a hen.
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    And this is Bolt. The egg was mislabeled RIR, but the breeder thinks it's an Australorp. We think he/she was trying to crow at 4 days, and that continued for about 4 days, then mysteriously stopped? He/she sure is fiesty.
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    So any thoughts? And could you give reasons? I'm new to this.
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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your RIR looks like a boy based on the comb, and your austalorp looks like a girl, but the posture says rooster, so I don't know. It will be easier to tell when they get older. [​IMG]
     
  3. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely post some more pictures when they get a little older. [​IMG]
     
  4. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I know it's too early. I'm just so curious! [​IMG]
    The RIR has the comb, but the Aussie definitely has the strut. I really hope the RIR is a pullet, because everything the black one does screams roo.
     
  5. eightball1011

    eightball1011 New Egg

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    Great looking chicks! That astrolorp looks just like my BA Rooster did when he was a baby!
     

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