How do you tell the sex of Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DotCoetzee, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. DotCoetzee

    DotCoetzee New Egg

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    Hi people,

    We are picking up 12 four week old Rhode Island Reds today to add to our chicken family. They said they were unsexed so my question is can I tell the sex now or do I have to wait for them to be a lilttle older?

    Dankie!
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    You might be able to tell now by the comb. Those with a bigger, redder, or even slightly bent comb could be roos. It will become more obvious in the next 2 weeks- from my experience with RIRs.
     

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