Rhode Island Reds- male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bigal, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. bigal

    bigal Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    This is my first experience with raising chickens. I bought some RIR chicks locally and I want to know when and how I can determine the males from the females.
    Mahalo's from Hawaii
  2. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    when they start laying eggs or cockadoodle doo-ing


    I can never tell the difference!
  3. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I know on my RIR, that the boys got BIG combs really quick and the girls did not. They seemed to progress a lot faster and got big quick.
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    [​IMG]! Some general signs to look for are combs becoming larger and more pink or red, those might potentially become the roos. Also, the roos will tend to do chest bumping. Sometimes the hens will do this too, but mostly the roos. The size of the chick (body & thickness of legs) can help determine gender too. Hope that helps a little. [​IMG] Aloha!

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