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6 week old RIR pullets????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PunkinPeep, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are some head shots of my 6 week-old rir chicks. They were sold to me as pullets. To me their development looks very different in the comb/face area. Does anyone think i should be suspicious yet?

    I know it's probably too early to really tell. But i would love your input anyway - any half-educated guess is welcome. [​IMG]

    This first one has the delicate-looking tiny pale comb. But the others seem much less dainty. [​IMG] and much more red/pink....
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    This second one is the one i'm most suspicious of.
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  2. Goose and Fig

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    I'd guess the last one is a roo, the second one maybe. Give them another 2 weeks and you should know for sure.
     
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  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about how three of them have super white faces, and the one in the second picture has a brownish face.

    Is that an indication of gender? It kind of seems to be, but i don't really know.
     
  4. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my uneducated guess is 1 and 3 are hens, the other two give more time and re-post
     
  5. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would also say 1 & 3 are pullet and 2 & 4 could be roos, re-post photos in a few weeks it should be a bit easier to guess [​IMG]

    did you get from a hatchery? or just someone who said they can sex them?
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from a feed store, who i presume, got them from a hatchery.
     
  7. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a red production from tsc in April and she is my fav girl, she is sooo sweet and follows me around like a lost puppy, nothing fancy to look at but soooo sweet, she was a freebee they gave my son, you should have some good eggs on the way!!!
     

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