Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AtRendeAcres, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    is there a way to sex RIR when young?

    like Buff Rocks boys wing feathers are much shorer than girls & grow out much slower than girls!

    anything like this for RIR?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, the same feathering thing can generally apply to most birds... however, it is just a guess and not 100% even in the buff rocks. Chances are, if you got them from a hatchery, they were "feather sexable" thus the father was a slow feathering type, bred over the female fast feathering type, thus this trait could be passed on to the offspirng.

    Not completely certain, it's what I speculate though.

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