Rhode Island Red Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by josh, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    How do you sex baby Rhode Island Red Chicks?
  2. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2007
    Umm, Wings I think.
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    the chicks with the darker "stripe" are the roo's,,, other then that,, 1 will crow,, lol.
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Don't they need to be vent sexed?
  5. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2009
    Hamilton, Georgia USA
    I don't know but am interested as I bought 6 RIR that are suppose to be hens. 97% accuracy.
  6. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    nother 1 ive been told [​IMG]
    hang on to em by their heads, the 1 that struggles to get away = roo

    vent sexing i think other then a sex link, is the only way...
  8. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was looking at my Ideal RIRs. Ideal marked the males so I could tell the difference. It looks to me, and remember I'm NO expert, like the males (as clearly marked by Ideal) have more noticeable "nubs" on their combs than the girlies do at this early stage. Actually their combs are just a little bigger but you pretty much have to have two sitting side by side of different sexes to see the difference.
  9. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I loved that aritcle on the study thank you so much for posting it.
    We always keep a few of our darkest chicks back for showing and keeping now I have another added edge. Keep those that are the darkest with the strips also as the study showed they grew into the darkest grown chickens. agian thanks and you guys should read that aritcle might help you pick your show winner out of the lot
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I have RIR's there is no way to tell the sex of the chicks until they grow somewhat then the roos saddle feathers will be more pronounced and not short rounded like the pullets. They can be vent sexed. Vent sexing is done on newly hatched chicks. There are pictures on my BYC Page.

    Check this site out. It will explain vent sexing.

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