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Old 11-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, after 5 months I still don't know if "chips" (Rhode Island Red) is male or female. Can anyone detect or tell me what to look for?

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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I love playing "guess-the-sex". Since no one has replied yet, I Sam's going to guess pullet based on no saddle feathers and rounded tail feathers. I am very much a newbie though, so am eager to hear what the experts say.



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Old 11-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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I would guess pullet but I'm no expert and still trying to sex my 12 week old chicks......

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Looks like a female.

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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From my understanding i could be wrong but if there comb falls over at that age is a hen seems to work for me

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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She's a doll!! Watch for her to start laying soon!!

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #7
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What a lovely lady.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #8
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Yup hen. I have a RIR with a very large comb and I named her Charlie just because her comb is more masculine than the other RIR's. However Big Red has a HUGE comb and he is very obviously male. Even at a younger age, the tail and saddle feathers do give them away.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #9
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Well thanks for the feedback people. I guess I have to brace myself for more eggs than I had planned. This is good news! :-)

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #10
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Thanks for your help people. She is a she. She started laying! So that's that!!!



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