RIR chicks... Can I tell them apart by head color at 5-6 weeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zowieyellowflame, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have 6 RIR chicks and I don't remember how they looked as a day old but right now, at 5 or 6 weeks, 5 of them have dark heads while one is a light colored head. (distinctly different coloring on the head only) Wonder if this could indicate sex at all or did they just mature at different rates?
    Thanks
     
  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think the color of the head denotes sex but soon the combs on any roosters should start growing and be more noticeable.
     

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