Male or Female Rhode Island Red

Rebecca13

In the Brooder
Oct 6, 2020
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Hi all,
I'm a bit concerned one of my Rhode Island Reds might be a male. 😢 The reason I think that is because it's tail is almost nonexistent, I also feel like it's feet are larger, but that's probably just in my head.

They are 4 weeks as of this past Saturday. Below find all the photos!

This is the one we call Bestie. Notice no tail
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This is one of our other RIR that I'm comparing her to. See floofy tail.
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The two of them from above.

Bestie is on the right. The others are a Delaware, and two Barred Plymouths.
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Bestie on the left.
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I really hope she isn't a male. We've had them for 3 weeks and I've let myself get super attached to them all.

Thank you for checking this out!
 

RainbowHen

Make eggs, not war
Premium Feather Member
Jul 10, 2020
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My Coop
I see nothing that is screaming cockerel, however it is too early to tell with any certainty. We can take another look at 7 or 8 weeks old.
 

Aapomp831

Crowing
Oct 4, 2017
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I am going to make an educated as well as experienced guess and say pullet; I have 3 RIRs that are now about 10 weeks old and I could tell from week 2 who my cocks were (2 of them) bc their combs were large and red and their tiny waddles were also red. The pullet was visibly smaller and had a tiny comb like my sex linked pullets (which means they are sex linked at hatch so there is no guesswork).
 

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