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Looking for some help IDing these 3. The rooster would be a RIR, however the mother could be either a RIR (1 in the flock) or production Red (7 in the flock)

 

This one is about 3.5 months. Coloring is close to the production Red hens in the flock.

 

Same age as the one above, but I'd lean toward cockerel.

 

This one is about 2.5 months. Next to it is a Black Sex Link, which were much easier to ID...

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Looking for some help IDing these 3. The rooster would be a RIR, however the mother could be either a RIR (1 in the flock) or production Red (7 in the flock)

 

This one is about 3.5 months. Coloring is close to the production Red hens in the flock.

 

Same age as the one above, but I'd lean toward cockerel.

 

This one is about 2.5 months. Next to it is a Black Sex Link, which were much easier to ID...

The first one looks like a Rhode Island Red crossed with a red sexlink hen. It's a cockerel.

The second one looks like a Production Red cockerel.

I can't tell from the photo if the last one is male or female.

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The first two are males and the third looks like it could be a pullet.

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I'm thinking what you're calling production reds may actually be red sex links. The first bird is a classic red sex link x red bird mix, and a cockerel. The second bird is a Red cockerel, and the third bird is a Red pullet.

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Hey there.

 

The first two look like Roosters. The large red combs and wattles, strong powerful legs and long  thin hackle feathers are a dead giveaway. The third is probably a pullet/hen. the comb and wattles are small and pale, and the feathers seem to be more rounder and wider. Also, the third one hasn't started to develop sickle-shaped tail feathers, a trait only seen in Roosters-unless it is a rumpless (or tailless) breed. 

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First two are boys. First appears to be a second generation sexlink. They do not breed true, so it explains the color.

The second is what a hatchery calls a Rhode island red. But is a very poorly bred bird called a production red.

4th appears to be the same and a pullet with that.

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Wishlist

 

I really want aWhite  Sebastopol that is young and nearby! Our male died two days after we bought him. I would really want a female though because the Sebbie was to be a companion for my duck, and now we think it's a drake. 

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First two are boys. First appears to be a second generation sexlink. They do not breed true, so it explains the color.

The second is what a hatchery calls a Rhode island red. But is a very poorly bred bird called a production red.

4th appears to be the same and a pullet with that.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

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