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Is there a way to determine if the hen will be a darker color? I know it's silly but I have 5 6 week babies. I can only keep one and hubby wanted a darker color hen. Since I bought them on his request I was trying to find out if I could better determine which would grow up more the color he wants. They're really all so close in color..... o.O

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Is there a way to determine if the hen will be a darker color? I know it's silly but I have 5 6 week babies. I can only keep one and hubby wanted a darker color hen. Since I bought them on his request I was trying to find out if I could better determine which would grow up more the color he wants. They're really all so close in color..... o.O
why only one? I'd suggest letting hubby pick one.. there all close anyways.. and if you pick it. If it's too light ya probably won't live it down
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why only one? I'd suggest letting hubby pick one.. there all close anyways.. and if you pick it. If it's too light ya probably won't live it down

 

 

I'll actually keep two at least for now (I have 6 other chickens). I'd want her to have someone while she's young. Believe me he'll be in the picking process...my momma didn't raise no dummy! 

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Lol i have three rir that are just hitting four months and they just now darken up. For the longest time i was disappointed because they were the same color as my golden sex links pretty much now most are a deep red color.
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I have 3 that are almost 2 months old and are a super deep redish brown

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Lol i have three rir that are just hitting four months and they just now darken up. For the longest time i was disappointed because they were the same color as my golden sex links pretty much now most are a deep red color.

 

 

I guess it's all a shot in the dark. Thanks for letting me know it's possible for them to darken. ....maybe...LOL! 

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Lol welcome, yeah i was thinking either they were labeled wrong or i got rhode island white mix hens. But now they are really pretty red one has light body feather(red just a lighter red) and deep dark red neck feathers that are very glossy she a pretty thing.
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