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I have 3 RIRs and I'm hoping 1 is a roo, please help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lmjc, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Lmjc

    Lmjc Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I have 3 RIRs and out of the three they have 2 that look different. One of the 2 has a more red comb and is normal sized, the other 1 out of the 2 odd ones is a chick that is biggest and has a big comb but isn't that red at all... Here's a video please watch it, and if you can't watch it, make a photobucket, it takes a few seconds, and once you make one then watch it * only make a photo bucket if you can't watch the video*. http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums...A7EB07B0-116-000000012AA77649_zps1888bbe6.mp4
     
  2. Lmjc

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    Oh! And pm me if you want to talk to me about or ask questions to me about the chicks, thanks and have a great day :)
     
  3. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    i would say both of those are roos
     
  4. Lmjc

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    That would mean I'd have 3 roosters in a pen with 3 hens is that bad?
     
  5. Lmjc

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    . Did you watch the vid?
     
  6. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    yes I watched viddeo, and 3 roos with 3 hens is a bit much, They might overbreed and injure the hens
     
  7. Lmjc

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    When do roosters start showing rooster signs?
     
  8. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    At anywhere from 1 month to 4be months depending on the roo. So at this age its hard too tell for sure but i gave u my best bet
     
  9. Lmjc

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    I appreciate your being so nice :) and sticking with me through my unknowingness about the sexes of my chicks :)
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    it's to soon to tell. i would wait till they are at least 10 weeks for a better guess and to be sure again at 17 weeks and by this age their saddles and hackles should be developed into either a pullets or a cockerel.

    as for the other question best ratio is 1 cock per 6 hens but i do trios (1 cock to 2 hens) some say 10 is the min for one cock.
     

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