Rhode Island red - help identify sex please - image attached

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by envirobg, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. envirobg

    envirobg In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2013
    Hi Attached is my one and only Chick - 4 days old.

    I think he is a RIR ... I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me what sex it is from the image of its wing feathers in the image - thanks

  2. Feather sexing isn't universal. A slow feathering strain must be mated to a fast feathering strain.

    Perhaps you could wait until the chick is 6 weeks old and by then, the sex becomes a bit more detectible. The males usually sprout red combs and wattles, beginning at that age, while the females do not.
  3. Majd

    Majd Songster

    Jun 22, 2012
    I don't think it's RIR.... it has blackish feathering.... and maybe a roo... but can't really tell from this age...

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