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How to sex Rhode Island Red chicks. So Easy!!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MegsFlock3, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. MegsFlock3

    MegsFlock3 In the Brooder

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    If the chick has a black line in the top of it's head, it is a FEMALE. This method is only affective on RIRs
     

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    What about strains of Reds that lack any streaks on the head?
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - it would be nice if this were truly accurate, OP, but it is not quite as universal as you believe it to be.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    x3
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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  6. NewlyHatchedEgg

    NewlyHatchedEgg Chirping

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    I agree with everyone else. I currently have two rir hens. As chicks, only one of the two had the stripe on her head.
     

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