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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:00 pm 
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We have three chicks that all look the same...are they boys or girls?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:22 am 
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Chick #1 - female
The 2 in the last pic - males. based on comb and wattle colour and development.
Watch the development of the hackle (neck) and sickle (back, near tail, below wing tips). They will be longer and more pointy on the males.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:43 pm 
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Hmmm might take some more pics of them to post..thought you would say all boy. We just need one hen, but we do not see much difference in the three of them so maybe my angle is giving a bad read. Would not want to sell my only girl (if there is one) as a boy.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:29 pm 
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hi there,
I would say all boys as they all have little pink dangly wattles :think:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:20 am 
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So looking at the three chicks there are three different wattle sizes so maybe they all do not look the same lol so based on wattle size i have added a pic of the one that might be the hen please let me know your thoughts


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:18 am 
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yeah unfortunately it is a boy its always the way :aaargh:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:59 pm 
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Maybe I am not ment to have a RIR


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:02 am 
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no not at all youve just had the bad luck that many of us on here have had,i almost always buy sexed chicks if you can find them, and you should be right then or just buy them a bit older but rir are usually pretty easy to tell early as the comb and wattles give them away.they are a beautiful bird ! definately try again and post pics again and we'll have a look for you

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:53 am 
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I have them listed for sale on gumtree.....these where hatched by a Brodie hen (bought from a breaded)....I like doing it this way as then I do not have to worry about quarantine...might give it ago again with eggs again....how old would they need to be before they would be worth butchering for meat? There is support to be a place close by that you drop them off in the morning and at the end of the day you pick them up bagged up. At least I know where my meat came from each this way.


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