Question about Rhode Island Red Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Foghorn-Leghorn46, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Foghorn-Leghorn46

    Foghorn-Leghorn46 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a flock of 46 birds. While Pearl Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, Red Stars, and Jersey Black Giants. All except the Jersey Blacks are 2 months old. So far i can tell which chickens are roosters. Except for the Rhode Island Reds. How do you tell if a RIR is a rooster or not. There 2 months old.
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that young I would say look for the red combs and possibly the ones less developed (such as no tail feathers) usually that's a good sign of a roo.
     
  3. retroman

    retroman New Egg

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    Feathers Start Turning Differnt Color At The Tail. Plus There Combs Will Be Larger As Well. I Have 7 R.i.r Roosters, 52 R.i.r Hens, 15 Californa Whites And 3 Fancys. Watch Them They Also Walk Differntly ( Proundly).
     

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