Red jungle fowl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CherryBaby, May 20, 2019.

  1. CherryBaby

    CherryBaby Hatching

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    Any ideas on sexing red jungle fowl? I just got two last week. Wondering what traits to look for to sex them. Can’t find much online.
     

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  2. DellaMyDarling

    DellaMyDarling Songster

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    Aww, what unique markings!
    I don't know about the particular breed, but most breeds won't show sex evidence until later on. Someone else will likely be able to tell you more. I just thought they were adorable :)
     
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  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    You're going to have to wait for 6-8 weeks to sex by comb or wattles.
     
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Agreed. Its way to early to sex them just now.
     
  5. CherryBaby

    CherryBaby Hatching

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    Thanks everyone. I realize it’s too early yet. Was just wondering about what I should start looking for.
     
  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    if the comb starts getting larger, faster, than anybody elses or very pink and/or red before anybody else; that's a cockerel. If it stays a nice orangy light pinkish color; that's a pullet.
     
  7. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Some people do claim sexual dimorphism at hatch. In that case: bold dorsal stripes, dark eye stripes and a wide head stripe.
    If this method is correct, they'd both be females, but I've only ever tested it on Welsummers.
     
  8. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    What the breast area. Males should start feathering in black or with a lot of black.
    Females should feather in a salmon or reddish.
    Should know by a month old.
    Repost pics if you would I know how their pattern works but never seen RJF grow up.
     
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