What gender are these rir 6 week old chicks? (image heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PunkinPeep, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These chicks hatched August 10. They will be six weeks old on Monday, September 21. Can you help us decide what gender they are?

    Here's Number One

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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    They are baby roos!
     
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo-dorable [​IMG]
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You think all three are boys?! Can you tell us why please??
     
  5. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all three of them? Please tell me how you know? I am learning..
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I am basing my guess on the fact that all three have comb and wattles that are fairly pink. Sometimes pullets do have comb and wattle development like that at 6wks, but their combs are generally still yellow or very pale pink. I would wait a while to be certain, but if they were mine, I would be contemplating freezer space.
     
  7. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd like to know too. I have five OE that were six weeks old on wednesday. Four of them have almost or no combs growing at all, and one has a pretty big one already..and 'he' is bigger than the other four. I'm guessing four girls and a boy, but who knows. No pictures yet.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

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    Cockerels, all of them.

    Females at that age hardly have any comb at all. The combs that are present in the females are generally not red.

    Here is a photo of a female RIR at a similar age, actually, a bit older:
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  9. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW ... is this a RIR in the photo? She is pretty
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    It's not my bird, but she fits the production red (hatchery RIR) characteristics.
     

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