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Is our rhode island red a male or a female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LCARTER87, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on if our newest edition (a rhode island red) is a male or a female? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it does have thick legs and a large comb. How old is it?
     
  3. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a guess, because we don't know how old it is, but I would say rooster.
     
  4. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of one of my RIR girls at 16 days old.
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  5. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No sure but the way it is standing and the thick legs...mabye Roo..but not sure!
     
  6. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm swaying toward a rooster also. But need to know how old to get a better educated guess.
     
  7. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It almost appears to be developing rooster saddle feathers.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:NO possible way for it to be developing saddle feathers at this age. It still has down on its head. I would NOT say any judgments on the sex this early. Could go both ways at this point. It won't starting getting any sex-characterizing feathers until it goes through the juvenile molt.
     
  9. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    The hairy leg is male the chick looks to be female. [​IMG]
     
  10. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got it from the feed store this afternoon and they were not very clear on the age, my girlfriend has become attached to "rita" but we cannot have a roo. Is there anyway that i could find out for sure the sex of "rita"?? or is the best guess that "rita" is a "ricardo"????
     

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