RIR Bantam at six weeks.. lady or gentleman? UPDATE pg 3

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by egglicious, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked this question a few weeks ago but he/she was too young to tell. Now that he/she is six weeks old, what do you all think? I'm most concerned about the darker feathering that is coming in, but it doesn't appear to have any sign of wattles yet. I'm sorry if it's still too early; i'm feeling really impatient!

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  2. thechickeneer97

    thechickeneer97 Out Of The Brooder

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    i would guess its a rooster. i think theres a way 2 tell by the vent but i wouldnt try it . its best 2 wait
     
  3. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickeneer, is there a reason you are thinking roo? Is it the feathering or something else?
     
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say hen.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Right now my guess is hen because there is NO sign of redness in the comb or wattle area. It is a little young to be positive yet though. RIR do have larger combs even as hens.
     
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  6. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When do you think I will know for sure? Is this one of those things where I have to wait till it crows or lays an egg?
     
  7. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 it would have a bigger comb and waddles and they would be turning red already
     
  8. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I feel a little more encouraged. Keeping my fingers crossed for a hen!
     
  9. LovinChicknFarmn

    LovinChicknFarmn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks hen to me.
     
  10. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I looks like a hen to me [​IMG]
     

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