Need help sexing 1 month old RIRs!!! Pics included!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AmandaFaye, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. AmandaFaye

    AmandaFaye New Egg

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    Please help me. I have people telling me that all three of my supposed hens are actually roosters. I'm praying they're wrong and I won't have to start all over again :( . I am concerned about one in particular being a roo... but I really didn't think all 3 of them were! Got the best pics I possibly could...The first two pics are the one that concerns me the most... its taller and it's comb is more red... the last two pics I was pretty sure was a hen... it's got longer tail feathers than the other two and is shorter but I'm being told based on the size of the comb that there's no way it's a hen. The 3rd chick didn't want to cooperate for pics.... between me and my brother we got 7 chicks the same day and all of their combs are this size. Is it possible we ended up with 7 roosters??
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  2. KurtG

    KurtG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it is possible they are both roosters, the first most definately looks like one.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    First 2 pics look like they could be cockerels, because of size and color in comb...
    ......within a week or two, cockerel waddles will be showing color and growth.

    2nd 2 pics look more to be pullets.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first one is definitely a cockerel, and I'm leaning towards cockerel on the second one, too. However, I am less sure about the second one.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  6. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first chick is a cockerel for sure. Way too much headgear for one month old, plus it's turned pink already. At one month old, it's a fair bet that one is a cockerel.

    The second one I'm leaning towards pullet - for now. I qualify that because whilst the tail makes me think pullet, feathering at such a young age can be deceptive. It could still be a slow-developing cockerel.

    I had two cockerels and one pullet recently, all from the same hatch (and the same parentage) who had extreme variations in comb and wattle development. It wasn't until 10+ weeks that it became obvious that two were definite 'roos. Until that point I used to say that I had one rooster, one pullet and one question mark!

    You may need to wait it out a few more weeks on the second chick.

    - Krista
     
  7. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 3.5 half weeks old RIR.
    One had more darker head, and bit bigger legs, second is smaller with lighter head.

    Cockerels should be ones with darker heads?
    Same with SL wyandottes, they heads have different colourings.
     

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