RIR chicks- looks like another roo:-/ Opinions??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ccrow, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. ccrow

    ccrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    Southern Maine
    Ok, these chicks are about 4 1/2 weeks old. You can see this guy has a little comb starting; he's also noticeably bigger and his legs thicker than the other two RIR chicks. Or the barred Rocks, for that matter.


    Here are the two other RIRs


    Here's 'Mr Red' in back of a nosy BR, and a RIR


    He's also, as you can see, a completely different color from the other two. Sigh... This is the third time I've gotten chicks from this same LFS, and will be the third time I've ended up with a roo. They said they are only guaranteed 90% accuracy on the sexed chicks, but I'm certainly getting less than that from them!
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    The comb is a pretty good judge. If it starts getting redder in the next week your prolly looking at a roo.
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It does appear to a rooster, sorry.
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