age and breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AnimalLover15, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. AnimalLover15

    AnimalLover15 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I bought these 3 beauties about 2 weeks or so ago and I was told they were all around 4 1/2 month old. sexlink and a white leghorn hen. Well I'm pretty sure that the possible white leghorn is a roo but not sure of the age on any of them, or if he even is a white leghorn because some of his feathers are looking red now even under the blue kote I sprayed on him.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first two appear to be red sex link pullets. Age seems about right too. The white one doesn't appear to be a leghorn with the red coloring. If you can get a photo from the side that would be helpful in determining sex and breed. Might be a red sex link cockerel.
     
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    P.s. I have been getting mixed comments from other sites saying they are a year old to 2 years old, and one woman said 5-6 months old. No one is laying yet and the woman I bought them from said they weren't laying yet for her either. So I'm really confused.any help is appreciated
     
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    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think anyone can look at a photo of a grown chicken and accurately tell you how exactly old it is. They are grown enough that I would say at least 4 months. Probably not quite old enough to lay but getting close. The one in the second photo looks like she will start laying sooner since her comb is larger. I don't see any reason to doubt the age that you were told. Pullets start laying anywhere from 4-6 months old. Some breeds much later. RSLs are pretty fast maturing and usually start laying at 4-5 months old.
     
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    I apperciate your help! I'm extremely new to this and I have done as much research as possible and some things I've read says experienced people can tell by feet, combs, and vents. Which I've checked the vents but haven't much of a clue as to what I'm looking for :) I'm still searching to see if I can get better answers on that. And here a better photo of the white one.the bottom photo you can see the red a bit better

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