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post #11 of 42

Hm. I believe that red star females are red, but the males are white (they're a sex-link breed)... maybe the bin was straight run instead of pullets only?

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post #12 of 42

i know its the chickens that are more redish-tan color(s) because i just got 1 red pullet 4 reg. pullets and 1 black unsexed bantamgoodpost.gif

post #13 of 42

Definitely not RIR's. Production Red's or Red Sex Links, perhaps?

 

The yellow ones look like White Leghorns.

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post #14 of 42

A piece of advice for the OP . At alot of local feed/supply stores , each spring, they know people are getting chicken fever. To maximize profit and minimize cost they order, in bulk, the leftovers, -culls or extras that hatcheries have left over for a discount. TSC is notorious for this. They have long term contracts to buy the chicks hatcheries don't want and sell them to the public as high quality chicks at high quaility prices.

 

Sadly, this means alot of people go in looking for white rocks and come out with Cronish X Rocks, growth enhanced broilers who won't live to full maturity due to their size and how quickly they get there. However I could be wrong in your case, just watch for growth spurts and decline their feed intake, Usually hatchery White Rocks have smokey gray patches when they are that young

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post #15 of 42

my white rocks dnt have smokey patches. there also from TSC. i put food coloring on there heads for identity. and they are a little dirty thats y one has brown on its wing. the one on the left is from the straight run bin. and the one on the right is from the pullet bin. there suppose to be white rocks

 

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post #16 of 42

This spring I bought 6 Red Pullets. My chicks were the same way. I picked out different colors and patterns hoping that they would all look different when they got older. and they did. I started researching red pullets because I wanted to know more about them. Well.. I havent found much on them. I remember reading at tractor supply that they are a mix of Rhode Island Red and New Hampshire Red. So I looked up those two breeds and they do look very similar to both of them. However, 2 of my 6 look ALOT like a Golden Buff Pullet. They are all very sweet and beautiful chickens! They have not started laying on a regular basis yet but I am expecting them to any day now.

post #17 of 42

Newbie with a similar question. I got 6 total chicks from TSC. 3 of them were marked Red Pullet, 3 were just Pullets.Is pullet a breed? im so confused..and after reading these comments i am worried that i will end up with roosters. I know where i live i may have hens but no roosters..How can i tell them apart. 

post #18 of 42

If they are Pullets they should be all hens

post #19 of 42

Welcome to BYC. I'm in Lewes, DE. not too far from you. The term pullet refers to a young female chicken, typically under 1 year old. Cockerel refers to a young male chicken under 1 year old. You can sex them ( if they have the right parentage ) by examining their primary and secondary wing feathers, but that only works within the first 48 hours after hatching. If they are sex links you can tell because the males and females have visible marking differences. For example, black sex links hatch out black but the males have a white dot on their heads.You can find more info about that on the web. At this point, probably all you can do is wait and see. If some develop a comb early and it is clearly larger and growing faster than the rest, it's probably going to be a rooster. If you have one, he probably won't start crowing until at least 13 weeks. If you need to get rid of a rooster you can advertise on craigslist and you might find a taker. I hatch most of my own birds but have had a better experience buying chicks at Southern States than at Tractor Supply. At Southern States the chicks were clearly banded ( with leg bands ) and separated by breed and gender. Anyway, good luck amd enjoy watching your babies grow. Best wishes that they are girls.

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post #20 of 42
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Originally Posted by ChickMagnet207 View Post

If they are Pullets they should be all hens

"Should" is the key word..ive read all over that they are almost always 20% wrong on sexing them. Also i have no clue how old they are..in weeks.. When will i be able to tell them apart. How old are they? Had i known what i know now last Sunday i would have been more choosey. My dad, as awesome as he is, kinda thew this on me with no notice or time to prepare. I would have asked more questions @ TSC. 

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