RIR Girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lingbot, May 12, 2008.

  1. lingbot

    lingbot In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2007
    Los Altos, CA
    I'm hoping my RIR chick here is a girl? She and my other RIR look younger than their age though i got them April 6 from the feed store when they were a few days old so they should be around 5 1/2 weeks now. Not sure why they aren't developing as quickly as the other RIR's I see in these threads.

    These pics are all of the same chick.

    Another shot
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hehe, that's a fuzzy head for a 5.5 week old chick :p

    But sure looks like a girl to me. Different strains will feather out a bit different, and I've found that chicks I raise early spring vs mid summer feather faster. Maybe that chilly air encourages them to pump out feathers. LOL
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Others will know much better than I, but I say roo.
  4. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  5. ChelC

    ChelC In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    Looks just like my RIR pullets that are about the same age.

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