The gender thing is gonna drive me nuts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gabrielle1976, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I got 4 chicks , 2 RIR , 1 BR and 1 silkie
    they were sapose to be 90% chance of Hens/pullets what not .
    but I sereously wonder about my RIR, there big there twice the size of the BR , though they started out the same size. there little combs above there noses are bigger then the BR to they have more feathers and one espeacally has this stand tall strut thing going on. Is this a breed thing or a gender thing or nether?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The "stand tall strut thing" would make me nervous, but really Gabrielle your chicks are too young to tell. Give it a few more weeks then post pics.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I know I know ,I want them all to be hens so they dont end up in there new persons soup is all . Im only raising them to go to someones house but Im a bit atatched .
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how you feel. I have 10 Marans right now. I have been trying to sex them. I think I have 6-M and 4-F. I hate to wait.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Could you post some pics?
     
  6. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR (suppose to be pullets) did act like a rooster and grew faster than my others and in the end they ended up being hens. maybe its just a RIR thing??
     

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