hen or rooster

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chittyn, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rhode island reds are 6 weeks old how can i tell which is a hen or rooster ? thanks
     
  2. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    I'm not familiar with RIRs but in a lot of breeds the roosters comb will be much larger then the pullets by that time.
    You might post some pictures on the what breed or sex am I forum.
     
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  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Yes, this breed has large combs for the gals too, but the roo, the wattles are bigger right off...and, the roo will start turning more pink real quick.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have RIRs. The legs will be stockier and their combs and wattles will start developing well before the pullets do and the feathers on their back will be more pointed as the pullets will be more rounded.
     
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