when will I be able to tell

crzychicken

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I have 12 BCM. I split a order of 12 with my neighbor and I don't want to give her all roo's or all hens, how do I tell roos from hens. how old before I can tell and what do I look for red combs? Does anyone have pixs of young roos or young hens.
Thank you
 

Gonzo

Songster
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May 25, 2009
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our RIR's roo's had noticeablly larger & redder combs around 4 ~ 5 weeks of age.. also watch for leg thickness. Roo's have thicker legs~ hope this helps!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Seconday sex characteristics generally start showing up around 4 to 6 weeks. With a bunch of all one breed, you should start noticing the differences about then.
 

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