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Rhode Island Red..sexing???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nicola, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    how do u sex a RIR cause i might be getting a couple of chicks are they sexed by feather colours or something else any ideas im trying to get 2 pullets [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  2. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    I usually go by the size and color of the comb as they grow. Usually the males will have a larger more red comb than the females.
  3. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    RIR chicks are easy to sex by one week old. Females grow wings and tail first and the males the same age are much further behind in development of wings/tail feathers. Males will get their combs first.
  4. Grant6411

    Grant6411 RIP Steven

    Dec 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    I did not know that. wow, thanks ruth i learned something today... before i'm even at school!

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