RIR over ISA ... how to tell Roo's and Hens apart?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MikhailJB, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. MikhailJB

    MikhailJB New Egg

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    Hi All,
    I have a pen full of chickens about 10-14 weeks of age from my RIR Roos over ISA hens ... how to tell Roo's and Hens apart?
    Thanks,


    Mikhail
    Melbourne, Australia
     
  2. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roos will have bigger, redder, combs wattles, and pointy hackle and neck feathers. and pointed tail feathers.
     
  3. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and[​IMG]
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't be sex linked, so you will have to look for comb and wattle growth. The males usually won't have secondary sex feathers yet, so your out of luck there.

    At that age, most pullets will have hardly any wattle growth so start there.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 of the above. If you posted pics we would help you determine the gender of your chickens.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree
     

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