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post #21 of 87

i have 6 RIR chicks right now, got them last week from TSC.  3 have longer wing feathers than the others, 4 have the faint stripe on the head al three with shorter feathers have the stripe, one with long feathers has stripe.  this is crazy.  i only want one rooster.  i am getting six more, i want at least 10 hens when done.

post #22 of 87

I have 2 RIR, supposedly, that look quite different, one has dark wings feathers, and is darker, the other is much lighter....both are supposed to be hens.

post #23 of 87

YAY! I was thinking I'd have to wait weeks to know what we had, but we have a couple with lines and a couple without.  I do have to admit though, when we first got them I thought a couple of them had poo on them and tried to wash one of their marks off....quickly gave up, glad I did! big_smile

post #24 of 87

I am new at this. I was told my chicks were hens, but my RIR is making me worried. I am not positive of the breed of the one in front either.
I cannot have Roosters were I live and she/he (the RIR) is so friendly I'd hate to have to get rid of it.
They are 5 weeks, can anyone help me out?

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post #25 of 87

I came across this somewhere, perhaps it will help. (I never noticed the black line thing on my chicks.)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4354361176_b0148db69c_o.jpg

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post #26 of 87

I'm new to chickens but I got 12 RIR's and only a few had black stripes and I only got 4 roosters out of 12...but I would love to hear how this turns out  caf

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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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post #27 of 87

I think the stripe thing is only 96-97% correct (if I remember the USDA study).  I have two roos who had stripes, albeit light ones.

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post #28 of 87
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Originally Posted by roo84 

I am new at this. I was told my chicks were hens, but my RIR is making me worried. I am not positive of the breed of the one in front either.
I cannot have Roosters were I live and she/he (the RIR) is so friendly I'd hate to have to get rid of it.
They are 5 weeks, can anyone help me out?

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Can you give us better photos?

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post #29 of 87

JJchiknshak  thanks for the RIR photos!  I'm having trouble identifying one.  I got it at a chicken swap,, I told the swapper I needed a hen and she took my rooster and just handed me my bird.  Not knowing what to look for i too it now i'm afraid they gave me a boy.  oh boy. trouble in the city.

post #30 of 87

That one fact sheet is odd both my 6 week old "hens" are more feathered on the head that either of the 7 week old examples.  My chick with the stripe is MUCH darker than my chick without a stripe which seems to fly in the face of them saying hens are lighter.

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Momma to 15, 14 and 5 year old humans, 3 cats, 3 pullets, 1 RIR, 1 Production Red and 1 SLW (all laying!), 2 parakeets, 1 Papillon doggie,  and 1 black and white striped king snake.
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Momma to 15, 14 and 5 year old humans, 3 cats, 3 pullets, 1 RIR, 1 Production Red and 1 SLW (all laying!), 2 parakeets, 1 Papillon doggie,  and 1 black and white striped king snake.
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