telling difference between a rooster in hen.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Robinson farm, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Robinson farm

    Robinson farm New Egg

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    I have 8 Rhode Island Red chicks about 3 months old. what is the best way of telling a rooster and hen at that age?
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Post pics of close-up clear comb/wattles. Pics of hackle and saddle feathers. Then we can help you.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At three months your young roosters will have larger, redder combs and wattles. Their legs will be thicker, they'll be more upright and may be starting some saddle or hackle feathers, but they're at the low age for those.
     
  4. Robinson farm

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    How do you tell when there first born?
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Unless they are specifically created Sex-links, you can't. Being trained in vent sexing, that is only 90% accurate.
     

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