The Ever Common "What sex is this" Question....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MaconMommy5, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mainly I just have a fast question! No pictures or asking you to guess. I have some RIR I got a month ago at TSC, And I suspect they were about a week or two old when I got them... When is a good time to try to sex them? When we were buying them One guy said they were pullets, and the other said they were unsexed. So I'm expecting (And hoping for) at least a couple to be Roo's. My daughter REALLY wants to name them, And I just can't explain to her that a Rooster named Olivia wouldn't work too well. Lol
     
  2. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some are able to be sexed at around 6 weeks. At 8-10 weeks for sure :)
     
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  3. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So not much longer! What's the for sure sign? Lol. I'm new to chickens! It's obvious when they're adults... Chicks... not so much!
     
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    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you have more than one and they are the same breed it will be easy to compare them. You wanna look for the ones with bigger, redder combs. A pullets comb shouldn't be red when they're chicks. Also compare their size in general and the size of the legs. The males are bigger. When the feathers come in the males will have pointed saddle and hackle feathers which is around the neck and tail. The females will have more rounded feathers around there.
     
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  5. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I'll take a look tomorrow and see If I can see a difference, If not I'll try again in a week or two! Thank you so much!
     
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    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're unsure then just post some pics and we can help. Np! :)
     
  7. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's probably what I'll end up doing, Since I have absolutely no Idea what I'm specifically looking for!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You'd be surprised by all the roosters with girly names. My friend named her pullet Tiffany, and Tiffany responded by crowing. He answered to Tiffany all his life, so I guess roosters don't mind at all.
     
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  9. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahahaha! That's awesome!
     

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