Hens or Roos - rhode island red/Easter eggers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snowydaisy, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. snowydaisy

    snowydaisy New Egg

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    5 weeks old today
    Girls or boys?

    14 birds.. Might split into multiple posts (some didn't pose nicely)

    any general traits that indicate boys or Girls?

    [​IMG] group shot

    [​IMG] chick 12b

    [​IMG] chick 12a

    [​IMG] chick 11b

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    [​IMG] chick 10b

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    [​IMG]chick 8b

    [​IMG] chick 8a

    [​IMG] chick 7b

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    [​IMG] chick 6

    [​IMG] chick 5b

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    [​IMG] chick 4b

    [​IMG] chick 4a

    [​IMG] chick 3b

    [​IMG] chick 3a

    [​IMG] chick 2

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  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    picture 8 looks like a roo too me however myRIR hens have large combs
     
  3. snowydaisy

    snowydaisy New Egg

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    At 5 weeks are they too young to tell? We hatched them from eggs.....

    If someone could tell which are roos that would help us a lot.


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  4. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes its pretty hard to tell.
     
  5. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In da Country Coop
    most of em are hens
     
  6. snowydaisy

    snowydaisy New Egg

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    Just over half of them have large tail feathers that really stick outward in a clump and fewer have smaller little tail feathers and closer to their bodies.

    We thought the ones that stuck out a lot were the roosters and the little smaller ones were the hens? These pics may not show that properly.

    The ones that stick out seem to be larger birds overall also. Whereas the smaller overall birds seem to have these smaller feather areas on their bottoms.

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  7. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usualy roos feather slower but i guess its too late to look for that
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    Its a bit too young to tell for sure, but I would say that chick 7b and 9b could be roosters. Maybe post new photos in a few weeks. :)
     
  9. 7b and 9b are roosters.
    So far, more hens then Roos. Wouldn't worry about it for a bit unless your not allowed Roos / wanna sell them soon, then I would take zip ties and band the ones that look like Roos, then keep an eye out for any other suspicious, big, red combs. And just make sure to keep day to day progress
     
  10. snowydaisy

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    Thanks!

    We're not allowed roosters, we live in town. They are starting to fly all over when we clean their totes. We are building a coop and it's almost done. They won't all fit outside though. I would like to thin them out in the next few weeks.

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