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Rhode Island Red Gender Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MalloryChick912, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. MalloryChick912

    MalloryChick912 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hopeful girls are about 4-5 weeks right now so I don't know that a picture will help since there really isn't anything to show. Two of the six chicks I have are RIR, one of which had a strip on the back of her head. The other does not have this mark. Since my kiddo is home sick today I went onto google and found that mark not being there means it's pretty likely I have a cockerel. I'm a bit panicked because per our city ordinance I can't have roosters. Other than the strip this chick is identical to my other RIR.

    Does anyone have experience with this gendering technique. [​IMG]
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Not true, that should have nothing to do with gender. Please post pictures of them when they are 6-8 weeks old and we should be able to tell what you have by then. [​IMG]
     
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  3. MalloryChick912

    MalloryChick912 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. This is my first group of chicks and my kids and I have gotten attached. This chick is one of my favorites he/she loves to be held and loved. Falls asleep almost every time you hold her/him.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome! Sounds like a sweet little chick. [​IMG]
     
  5. MalloryChick912

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    We really lucked out. Both the RIR and Brahmas are wonderful. Fingers crossed the Wyandotte's come around.
     

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