How to tell the sex?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poppafrog, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Horn Lake MS
    Ive got 13 RIR that are about 10 weeks. How do you tell the difference. When do roos get spurs? I only need 1 rooster and out of 13 I bet I have more than one.
  2. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Reno, Nevada
    You should be able to tell by how big their combs & waddles are, roos have bigger ones and will be more red, neck feathers come in later on roos and also look at their saddles to see if the feathers are different, roos usually have longer pointier feathers on their saddle. Spurs come later on around 6 months or longer. You will know for sure when you hear crowing, mine started crowing at 11 weeks.
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    The cocks will have big fat legs. Here's some reds the ones with the big red wattles & combs are cocks.[​IMG]

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