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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilchik, May 3, 2009.
Is there any way to sex Rhode Island Red chicks, other than vent sexing, at 1 week old?
Not really. I can usually tell the gender of a Rhodie by 4 weeks.
Heres a pic of the RIR chicks and a Silkie chick mixed in.
I read that RIR pullets get in their wing & tail feathers sooner than roos? Any truth to that? I tried to pick more chicks with wing & tail feathers coming in. The one closest to the front has the least.
I got the chicks from TSC and they didn't seem real sure about the age. I'm guessing they are about 1 week old...any input on age?
I heard the ones with that seem darker are more likely pullets. That was a recent post on one of my threads asking how to sex BR's but he said it also works with RIR's.
I went with that too when picking them out, they looked darker than the others. Forgot to mention that....oooppppsss.