Are these production reds and are they male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MSMoore, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. MSMoore

    MSMoore Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2015
    We bought three chicks in a straight run. We don't remember what the sign said. DH thought it said ISA Red, but I could not find that anywhere online. They are similar to the four we bought at the farm store that were Rhode Island Red, but these three are much larger.


    The front one puffs up a lot, but it is the only one with tail feathers. The other two only have tiny tail feathers. The four below are the Rhode Island Red we bought at Family Farm and Home. Similar in color, but smaller in size. They look like dinosaurs compared to all my other chickens. The ones above have a more prominent comb. The ones above were a straight run, is it possible to tell if they are male or female? The ones below are all pullets.
  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are ISA Brown (which are a red chicken), I believe they should be sex linked, so if that's what they are they are all pullets. If they are not ISA Browns, and are generic production reds instead, it's too early to tell.

    I wouldn't worry too much over size differences from different hatcheries or bloodlines in production birds.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They look like Production Reds to me, and all of them appear to be pullets for now. It is a little young to be sure of gender, though.
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They look like Production Red pullets to me, too.
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