How to tell male red jungle fowl from female red jungle fowl

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RedJungleFowl, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was thinking about getting some rjf from my uncle and i wanted a rooster and 2 hen but im scared he might get all male and all female so how would u tell them apart and is it like how u sex brown leghorn because i think brown leghorn are sex by the dark strip on thier back right thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I can not sex red jungle fowl based on plummage until they are close to 8 weeks of age, much later than with domestics.



    See series below of a handreared RJF x American Game cockerel. All pictures of same bird. Indoor shots not so good because of light source used.



    Both sexes similar at 2 days post-hatch.


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    Eightweeks post-hatch. Cockerels and pullets still similar although a single colored feather evident in middle of shoulder. Games would generally be easy to tell apart by this time color would be all over.
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    About 14 weeks.

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    About 20 weeks.
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    About 22 weeks.
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    About 28 weeks.
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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  3. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well I thought u could because brown leghorn are sex like that
     

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