17 weeks old. What is the breed?

schmapes

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May 18, 2017
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Looking at the two brownish-red hens. I think they are sisters but I'm not certain. I do not know the breed. The one sitting down in the first photo has more of a black beak. Have trouble getting a good photo of her as she is more skiddish. She is also in the front in the 2nd photo with my daughter. Can anyone help? Also wondering when this breed starts to lay. Thanks!
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They look like hatchery quality Rhode island reds. How old are they? Most will start laying between 5-6 months of age.
 

schmapes

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May 18, 2017
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Carmel, IN USA
My Coop
They are 17 weeks. Don't Rhode Island reds have pretty red combs? These have barely any comb to speak of. Or do the combs delevop later? Thanks for helping out a novice!
 

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They are 17 weeks. Don't Rhode Island reds have pretty red combs? These have barely any comb to speak of. Or do the combs delevop later? Thanks for helping out a novice!
The combs will come as they mature. ...pullets have small, pale combs until they reach the point of lay
 

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