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wattles?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davekrista, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do hens have wattles, or is it just the roosters? I have a baby "hen" - a RIR - and "she" is starting to show signs of growing some wattles, so I'm just trying to figure out is She will turn out to be a He.
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens have them more than others. Post a picture and I'm sure someone can tell if it's a hen or roo. How old is he/she anyway?
     
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Hens get wattles too but usually not until they are getting ready to lay. If the chick is only a few weeks old then it is probably a little roo. Post a pic of the little bugger and someone should be able to tell you for sure.
     
  4. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't seem to get a decent picture. Every time I snap it, she/he turns away... I'm told she was hatched at the end of march, although, she hasn't really started to get a comb, looks like the wattles are starting to "take off" before the comb, and she/he (angel - named by my daughter) is ALOT smaller than the other 2 we got that were hatched around the same time.

    Here is what I have been able to take of Angel so far..... I will try to get better ones tomorrow.
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  5. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little 5 wk old cuckoo marans chick has some small gray waddles, but she has the coloring of a female [​IMG]
     
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  6. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the rir seems to be pullet. Hen do have wattles they just aren`t as noticable at young ages.
     
  7. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These pics are a little better to see.... Still don't know if she is really a he! The lady we got them from did tell us that if she was wrong on the sex and we got any roosters then she would take it back and exchange him for a her....[​IMG]

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  8. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a hen to me.
     
  9. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would have to say a hen here is a pic of my RIR that is almost 10 weeks old was told it was a she but she turened up being a he still waiting for the first crow lol also in the pic is another one of my RIR that is the same age and she is a she lol

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    pic of just my RIR ROO at almost 10 weeks old

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    hope this helps
     
  10. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it DOES help a lot. Thanks for all the responses...
     

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