Are spots normal for young RIR's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purplepoen, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought 4 chicks, 2 Black Austrolorps and 2 Rhode Island Red's. When we got them home upon closer examination one of the "RIR's" had cheeks, or muffs, so we know she's an easter egger. But the other one appeared normal. Now that she has almost all of her wing feathers in, however, she has black and cream spots! Is this normal for a RIR chick? Will they go away?
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are their age and do you have photos?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You mean like these on one of my RIR chicks? If so, that's normal.
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  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Or like this? If so, its normal.

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  5. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great to know, and yes that's what she looks like. I think she's about 3 weeks old know. I was worried that I had another chicken that will lay funny colored eggs. Thanks for the info!
     

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