4 week old Red chick Breed? Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ManuelMonster, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. ManuelMonster

    ManuelMonster Out Of The Brooder

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    Shes about to be 5 weeks old but i noticed that her?his comb looks pink since she was 3 weeks..

    also she is too light to be a true RIR right? my cousin has one and its darker :( what do you think?[​IMG]

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    she also has almost no tail feathers and its taking too long to get her normal ones (she got her wing feathers faster tho)

    srry for my bad english :3
     
  2. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a little girl! :)

    Pink comb = male
    Yellow comb = female
     
  3. ManuelMonster

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    The flash makes it look yellower, in real life is more like flesh colored kinda pink and her wattles are pinkish too, thats why im worried :S *praying*
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The comb is a little bigger and pinker than I like to see at five weeks, so will vote possible boy. Hatchery RIR especially can really vary in color, and are usually a lighter red than the show/breeder birds. What color was this one as a young chick? The head is a lot more chipmunk colored looking now than the RIR I am used to usually are. :welcome
     
  5. ManuelMonster

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    it was the same color just more chipmunk-ey lol :p and thank you :D


    EDIT: It reminds me of this post https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/766162/is-my-young-rir-a-roo-or-pullet it turned out to be a hen after all *crosses fingers*
     
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  6. ManuelMonster

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    Or maybe she is a New Hampshire Red o.o
     
  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    That doesn't look like RIR to me...in my experience RIR are not chipmunks. Welsummers, Brown Leghorns, and Easter Eggers are....however your chick doesn't look like a proper one of those either.

    So sorry, I am not saying what it is as it doesn't fit any proper category.

    Having said that...larger comb and pink is worrisome, however, I had one that went pink early but still ended up a hen.

    Just watch it. If it is a roo, that comb will get big and red in not time.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  8. ManuelMonster

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    The place where i bought it said that she was a "Red layer chicken" lol :(

    i hope its a hen thank you :D
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well that's about as honest as I've seen red birds sold as! It's true, most of them from hatcheries aren't specific breeds, they're just generic red birds that are bred to be great layers.
     
  10. ManuelMonster

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    i got two red sex links there too, i thinnk she/he is a mix maybe
     

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