rhode island red question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by leeboyz337, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. leeboyz337

    leeboyz337 Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you tell a rooster from a hen at 3 and a half months old?
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  2. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by that age my roos had clearly pointed hackle feathers and some of their saddle and sickle feathers coming in. Their wattles and combs were much larger and redder than the pullets'. It was pretty obvious.
     
  3. Erebus

    Erebus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not 100% but by that age the boys tend to be bigger and have longer, thicker legs. They may also feather-in slower.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of a bunch of red chickens I think their around that age. All the ones with big red combs are cockerels.[​IMG]
     
  5. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to tell roos from hens at 8 to 10 wks. Combs were fuller and red, saddle and hackels were coming in and the legs thicker, Hens were rounder where the roos were thinner and taller.
     

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