Telling gender on RIR babies?? Any suggestions??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by newnanchic, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Is there a way to teel they are 1 1/2 weeks old and also I have silkies that arer 2 1/2 weeks old can you tell by there feathers?? I have 18 so I did not take pictures of them. Thanks
  2. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    I could tell you the stupid method they make us use where I work... I think its a load of bologna, though. [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Forget the Silkies till MUCH later, LOL. The RIR cockerels will most of the time have much thicker legs by three weeks old or so, even before the comb begins to turn pink sometimes. That's usually my first clue.

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