Identifying Roosters?


In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 28, 2012
Hey everyone!

Here is my dilemma, I have five RIRs and five brown leghorns. They are about 9-10 weeks old and are all very healthy and large. I know for a fact that one of the BLs is a rooster because his comb is very large and he is crowing now. Between the other nine, I think four are rooster based on varying sized red combs and some of them have red faces. Is this a consistent method of sexing? I would love to hear your feedback.

Thank You!


7 Years
Mar 19, 2012
Central Oregon
Can you post pictures? And at 10 weeks RIR's hens would start to redden in the face too. Look for saddle feathers (the feathers that come in by the tail) if they are narrow and pointy and growing down the sides then you have a roo, if they are rounded then you have a hen. At 10 weeks combs and waddles is kind of hard to tell the sex, as both hen and rooster will have varying rates of maturity at that age.

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