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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LightningRidgeF, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Hi, Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between hens and roosters in Barred Hollands? Mine are about 2 weeks old. Also, same question for RIR chicks. Thanks!
     

  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop

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    Roosters and hens will have different feathering. Roosters will have slim, pointy feathers around their neck, tail, and back (called sickle and saddle feathers). Also, the rooster will have a bigger comb and (usually) thicker legs. You may have to wait a few more weeks until signs are clear.
     

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