3 1/2 month old Red Star

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angie3, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. angie3

    angie3 New Egg

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    I brought home what I thought was 3 pullets, but now I'm suspicious that one of them may be a cockerel. Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd say your suspicions are correct. Saddle feathers and wattle and comb development are giveaways - sorry!

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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Yes, it is a cockerel. Also I don't think they are red stars. The two gold ones look like they maybe Buff Orpingtons but I'm not sure what the one with black around its neck is (probably just a mixed breed).
     
  4. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one is a cockerel (sorry) the one w the black tail looks like an Easter egger and the others are buff orpingtons.
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The bird in question is a cockerel and your birds are not Red Stars (Red Sex Links) as they lack the yellow legs, the typical white tail feathers, and the white underfluff of Red Sex Links. Also RSL (Red Star) cockerels are primarily white with some red flecking for patching in the saddle area. Your birds appear to be mixed breeds.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see a buff Orpington pullet in front, a buff Orpington cockerel in back, and to the right I'm thinking a clean faced Easter egger pullet.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I see a BO pullet in front and a BO cockerel in back - but don't know what the bird to the right is
     

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