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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by drinkguiness View Post

As a "New Egg," you're not allowed to post pictures yet. I know because I'm a New Egg too and asked the exact same question you did a couple of weeks ago. I bought 6 red pullets from TSC just before St. Patrick's Day and they all turned out to be RIR's.


Hi. I'm a "New Egg" too, but i was able to post pics with my thread. I also have 16 red pullets from TSC they told me they were red/amber sex link. They are only a little over one week old. They have fuzzy light yellow areas and some have darker yellow areas,but I don't see any dark yellow or brown spots. I hope they get a little darker when they get older. Looking up about red/amber sex link they show that they have some dark feathers.

 

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The girls enjoying their first treat of hard boiled egg!! They loved it..pecked the plate clean!!

 

post #12 of 20

The "red pullet" brooder at TSC usually carries any number of RIR, production reds, red sex-link (Golden Comet, Golden Buff, RSL, etc.) or NH Reds in some strore locations. I have gone to the store manager before and asked to see the packing invoice for the chick shipment to determine what breed the hatchery sent to that particular store. Good luck.

post #13 of 20

I plan to ask when I buy mine, but when I stopped by TSC a week or two ago it seemed they had a list of breeds they could be on the bucket, and one was circled (unfortunately I am a bit near-sighted so I may be wrong, but I think it said Red Sex Link). Since you didn't see then, you could go and ask - they should know what they sold a few days ago. If you can't or they don't know, I would guess Red Star (less risk of incorrectly sexing and getting complaints of roosters sounds like a good enough reason for me to sell that most often!), but I'd see what I could tell you if you post a picture! wink.png

Or, you can always compare to other pictures. These are RIR chicks..

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And these are Red Stars (yellower is the boy).

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(Pictures from My Pet Chicken)

post #14 of 20

TSC does not guarantee 100% pullets. Here is proof... one of my "red pullets" that is now 6 weeks old, and clearly a cockerel. They guarantee 90%, and there is a chance you could get a cockerel in the bunch.

 

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post #15 of 20

The quality of the "red" pullets sold at TSC will rarely, if ever, approach breed standards for either the RIR or New Hampshire.  They are hatchery stock. Most of the "red" pullets are sex links, a hybrid/mutt or various mixes and blends.  In most cases, they are an exceptionally good layers.

 

Pure, true New Hampshire or pure, true Rhode Island Reds are hard to find and only from breeders.

 

 

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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by chickendreams View Post

I have 6 red pullets from TSC, too.  Actually, I didn't buy them.  My friend wanted to experience chicks but didn't want chickens.  I think they are about 7 weeks old (I need to ask again).  She says they guaranteed all females, which makes me think they are sex links.  I guess we'll see.  I'll have to post pics once I have a high enough post count because I know I don't have the expertise to figure it out.


I got 6 pullets from TSC as well. No idea what they will eventually turn out to be. Hopefully they are all females but I wonder about that and how 'accurate' they really are at sexing these.
 

 

post #17 of 20

We just started our chicken raising adventure and decided to go with the red pullets from TSC. It seems from what I am reading they will definitely be good egg producers, and that it what we really wanted.  It also seems that they have a good temperment. We have our coop design down. Any ideas for perches? Our hens already love perching in their brooder... and I would like an aviary atmosphere for the hens in their pen..  I have read so much about the coops but hardly anything about the pens...   any information or advice is welcomed.  Thanks!

post #18 of 20

uh ohhh... we just got 12 red pullets from TSC...  they are a week and a half...   I hope we don't end up with a cockerel!

 

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Originally Posted by Coop de Grille View Post

TSC does not guarantee 100% pullets. Here is proof... one of my "red pullets" that is now 6 weeks old, and clearly a cockerel. They guarantee 90%, and there is a chance you could get a cockerel in the bunch.

 

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post #19 of 20

I have a hunch my "red pullet" might be a gold sexlink. But who knows. idunno.gif

I'm looking to swap Coturnix eggs for turkey eggs.

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post #20 of 20

Kelly, how do you know that that is a boy?   ... It looks like all my "girls" that I got from TC ...... I started with 13 girls....., 9 red pullets,  2 silky white bantams, and 2 Buff Orpingtons.   One of the Silkies is a boy, one of the Buffs, and all the pullets look the same as each other to me...... .... but then again they all look like your picture up there.   Humph.

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