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Any guesses as to if my Rhode Island Red is a pullet or rooster?  She/he is bigger and has a much larger comb than my other chickens that are the same age.  She/he is about 8 weeks old.  Also, would like to know what breed is this black and white pullet (in the front)?  She is about 7 weeks old.  I thought she was a barred rock, but she has very different coloring than the other one I have.

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Pullet production red. The other bird I can't tell by photo if it has yellow or white legs. I also can't quite see if it's a single or rose comb. Here's the skinny of it as you answer the questions, if white legs it's cuckoo Marans. If yellow legs and single comb barred Plymouth Rock; rose comb is Dominique.

 

If it is a barred Plymouth Rock then the poor barring is due to being hatchery quality stock. There is quite a bit of variation in hatchery barred and none ever as crisp as breeder stock.

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Both birds are pullets. The first is a Production Red and the second one honestly looks like a mix to me. Her coloring looks more like that of a Cuckoo Marans, but Marans have white legs and hers are yellow. Hatchery birds often have odd color and poorer markings, so I would guess that the mystery bird is just a hatchery-quality Barred Plymouth Rock.

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Both birds are pullets. The first is a Production Red and the second one honestly looks like a mix to me. Her coloring looks more like that of a Cuckoo Marans, but Marans have white legs and hers are yellow. Hatchery birds often have odd color and poorer markings, so I would guess that the mystery bird is just a hatchery-quality Barred Plymouth Rock.

I agree.

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Both birds are pullets. The first is a Production Red and the second one honestly looks like a mix to me. Her coloring looks more like that of a Cuckoo Marans, but Marans have white legs and hers are yellow. Hatchery birds often have odd color and poorer markings, so I would guess that the mystery bird is just a hatchery-quality Barred Plymouth Rock.

I agree, too.

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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!

 

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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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also agree

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Both birds are pullets. The first is a Production Red and the second one honestly looks like a mix to me. Her coloring looks more like that of a Cuckoo Marans, but Marans have white legs and hers are yellow. Hatchery birds often have odd color and poorer markings, so I would guess that the mystery bird is just a hatchery-quality Barred Plymouth Rock.

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