RIR how do i tell the diff

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Edfewlass, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Edfewlass

    Edfewlass Out Of The Brooder

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    how do I tell the difference between a RIR hen and a rooster at 6 weeks old thanks Ed
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Do you have any pics so we could help you tell ??

    You should start to be able to notice a difference in there combs.
     
  3. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am wondering too. Would the combs be bigger?
     
  4. Edfewlass

    Edfewlass Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Do not have any pics seen some RIR chicks on craigs list in my area just wanted to know what a hen looked like so i can pick some out tommorow thanks Ed
     
  5. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some RIR that are 14 weeks old and you can really see a dfference in the comb size. I think you can tell from a pretty early age by the comb size. Hope that helps. [​IMG]
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:I am wondering too. Would the combs be bigger?

    Correct, Not tons bigger but by 6 - 8 weeks the roosters will have bigger ones !!
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Do you have any pics of them so Edfewlass could get an idea ?
     
  8. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have any pics of them so Edfewlass could get an idea ?

    Shucks...I dont have any right now. I will take some in the morning that will hopefully help!
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    Well Im not possitive but I have four RIR chicks that are 1 week old and I think I can tell the males from the female. The males grow there wing feathers alot faster. Here is a pic of the male and the female laying next to each other.
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    The male is on top with the longer wing feathers. They were born on the same day, and the other two have the exact same length feathers. I'm not certain, but it sure seems that way to me.


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