Are my Rhode Island Reds pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kberndtson, May 29, 2010.

  1. kberndtson

    kberndtson Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased four one-week-old chicks from a young man who indicated they were all pullets. Two are Welsummers and two are RIRs. I'm pretty certain my Welsummers are roos (see pic), and now I'm beginning to question my RIRs as well. Can anyone tell me if these RIRs are girls or boys? I've included pics of one of them and they both look the same. The birds are now about 6 weeks old. I also included a pic of one of my Welsummer boys (I'm pretty sure?).
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  2. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not 100% sure but I think you RIR's are pullets.
    I'm 100% sure the last picture is a rooster.
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First 3 can be girls but last one is 100% roo and he is Leghorn not Welsummer.I am a Leghorn man and have Browm (like yours) Black and White Leghorn flocks.
     
  4. kberndtson

    kberndtson Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. Bummer about my roos! I'm still hoping my RIRs are females. Here's some pics of the Welsummers/Brown Leghorns at about a week old. Those breeds look really similar as chicks. How can I be sure what breed it is?

    My Welsummer/Brown Leghorn at about a week old
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    My Welsummers/Brown Leghorns and Rhode Island Reds at about a week old
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    One of my Rhode Island Reds at about a week old
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  5. katdam

    katdam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are my RIR at 8 wks....roo and pullet.....you have pullets!!

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  6. kberndtson

    kberndtson Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping for pullets since I struck out on my Welsummers! Thanks for all the info everyone! Your RIRs are beautiful!
     
  7. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id have to agree Pullets & the last one is a Roo! [​IMG]
     

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