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Sexing chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CHICKEN RICH, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. CHICKEN RICH

    CHICKEN RICH Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some Rhode Island Reds that are about 10 weeks old is there any way or how do I tell if they are Pullets or Cockerels?
    Thank you for any help.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh yes! By 10 wks. old you should be able to tell which is which very easily. If they have bright red combs and wattles growing, they are cockerels. If they have short, pale pink combs then they are pullets. I was able to sex all of my RIR's by the time they were 5 wks. old, so you shouldn't have any problems at all in telling them apart. [​IMG]
     

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