How do you sex day old RIR chics ??? Any help is greatly appreciated

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newnanchic, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    How do you sex them ??? Rhode Island Reds ??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not reliably at all as day olds. There are old documents that say females often have a dark stripe down the head, but I dont think that is foolproof or even all that reliable. It probably refers to pure RIRs, the old fashioned types, not production types.
     
  3. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all of mine girls from ideal have some type of spot or stripe on the head.
     
  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Thanks for the info !! I will looking for stripes when they hatch tommorow
     

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