RIR's Can You Tell

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bow-Tie-Acres, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Bow-Tie-Acres

    Bow-Tie-Acres In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    I have no pics yet but will get some if no one can answer the ? at hand....

    I have 12 RIR Chicks....about 3 weeks old and they seems to be changing to look differnt.

    5 of them are developing major tail feathers....
    7 of them have no tail feathers and a rounded butt instead.


    Are the ones getting the pointed tail feathers Roosters????
    Are the ones without tail feathers Hens??????

    This is what I am hoping but not sure. I am going to try to get some pics soon.

    Thanks Sandy:cd
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Generally the ones with the tail-feathers coming in first are the pullets and the ones with rounded rears are the males.

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