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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aredden229, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. aredden229

    aredden229 Hatching

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    My 6 rir's are about 14 weeks old. I got them at 10 weeks. Never had chickens befor. How can I tell if they are hens or roo's?? I'm so worried I've got rooster and I only wanted hens :(
     

  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

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    One of the first signs are noticeably larger and redder combs and wattles. Later you may notice longer and pointier saddle (back) and hackle (neck) feathers. And, of course, sickle shaped tail feathers. If you notice these, it is possible that one could be a roo. You can post pictures to get opinions if you like!
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. The best place to post is What Breed or Gender is This? (I'm sure @Cynthia12 inadvertently copied a different link).

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    LOL I think Cynthia goofed up. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     

  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Why yes, yes I did...I am really really good at that sometimes! Note the time..that is late for me here. I was up even longer...hard getting to sleep last night!

    Ha ha...I just looked at what I said when I read your post drumstick...then I read CT's...I posted a link!! Why that poo link...I have nooo idea...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. aredden229

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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