Rhode Island red - help identify sex please - image attached

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

  1. envirobg

    envirobg Out Of 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. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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