RIR Sex???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlackAce, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. BlackAce

    BlackAce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three Rhode Island Reds I think I now what they might be, but I just want to confirm with the majority here. They are about 10 weeks old now and were hatched on 10/01/2013.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Full body profile shots including legs and comb are best for sexing, but from what I can see you have three females.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  6. BlackAce

    BlackAce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the feet and body. So everyone is agreeing that I have three females? I was thinking numbers 1 and 2 were female and number 3 was a male. The size of the combs are way bigger on 3 than the other two. The body is also slightly different in shape and also bigger than 1 and 2.

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  7. dave1987

    dave1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are all pullets from my eyes.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree number 3 has more comb and wattles than the other two, but not near as much as a RIR male would have at this age. There's a thread recently about sexing and ee and a barred rock--I can't get a good link for some reason, but on the third page is a good pic of the barred rock at 10-11 weeks, with the comb I'd expect your bird to have at this age if it were male. RIR boys usually aren't shy about growing that comb, and have thicker legs than the ladies.

    You can post again in another 3-4 weeks, just to let us see how things are going.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    For now, I think you have three pullets, with # 3 possibly being a cockerel.
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with Donrae...and here's my photo of my BR roo at 10 weeks so you can see how much comb we would be expecting for a roo of that age.

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