Rhode Island Reds - what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mipsy6, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. mipsy6

    mipsy6 In the Brooder

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    They are a little over 3 weeks old here

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    Any guesses?
     

  2. MS9325

    MS9325 Songster

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    there a bit young to tell yet, but for a guess, i would have to say pullets.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I agree, a bit young to tell, but my hunch are pullets.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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    pullets (but it's pretty early to tell)
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I'd say pullets.
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

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    I got mine aday old & I notice boys had shorter tail feathers!
     
  7. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

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    They look like girls to me!

    Here's Hazel at 3.5 weeks (in the front):
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  8. mipsy6

    mipsy6 In the Brooder

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    I was hoping you'd all say that. Thanks!
     
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

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    What sweet little girls! [​IMG] Such pretty faces they all have!

    Sea Chick, and who is behind Hazel? And what breed?
     
  10. quince_homestead

    quince_homestead Hatching

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    I have 13 Rhode Island Reds and I see one very significant difference between them, which is the tails. 4 of them have short rounded tails, while the rest have long pointed tails. I am trying to get some idea on whether my hunch that the majority of them are roosters. They were hatched on 3/17. Here are some pics of the
    I think the rooster is in the foreground
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    At this time, I do not have a pic of what I feel are hens, but I can get some tonight. Any insight would be great.
    Namaste,
    The Quinces
     

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