Two RIR chicks - is one my rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MightyThor, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. MightyThor

    MightyThor Just Hatched

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    I have eight 3 week old chicks. Two are sexlinks, two were sold as RIR pullets, two others as Silver Laced Wyandotte pullets, and two more easter egger pullets.

    Three of the pairs seem to be developing similarly. But my two RIRs have very different personalities and one is getting a brighter and bigger comb. This one is the most assertive of my birds, but also the one who will run to me first, hop on my hand, and be affectionate. 'She' tends to be a bit of a bully towards the others as well.

    I know its early but I figured I'd post here to track the two of them as they grow and I figure it out.

    I live in the country and actually hope that one of my chicks turns out to be a rooster, so I wouldn't mind it if Peaches here is the one ('she' is kind of my favorite anyways).

    This is Peaches, the more aggressive one.

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    And this is pickles, same age, same chick bin from the feed store, same breed.

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  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Peaches and Pickles will have to switch names. [​IMG] Peaches is definitely a male, and if Pickles is the same age, then you've got a girl, too.
     
  3. MightyThor

    MightyThor Just Hatched

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    Ha! You know, my chickens all have names that could go male or female EXCEPT for Peaches. The rest are Pickles, Loki, Doodle, Nugget, Snickers, Cheeto, and Mango. In fact, when I named them I said to my husband, "watch Peaches be the only male".
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    That's almost ALWAYS how it goes with chickens. You kinda have to do the opposite to get what you want. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep the name! We had a silkie that my daughter named Birdie Num Nums and it turned out to be a roo. Roos with girl names are hilarious!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    yes you need to switch names
     

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