Rhode Island Red chicks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilchik, May 3, 2009.

  1. lilchik

    lilchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any way to sex Rhode Island Red chicks, other than vent sexing, at 1 week old?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Not really. I can usually tell the gender of a Rhodie by 4 weeks.
     
  3. lilchik

    lilchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres a pic of the RIR chicks and a Silkie chick mixed in.

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  4. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. lilchik

    lilchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went with that too when picking them out, they looked darker than the others. Forgot to mention that....oooppppsss.
     

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