are these RIR pullets???Please help (PICS)

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

  1. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these from a local hatchery as Rhode Island reds, but they don't look like any that I have seen. I thought they would get darker, but they aren't..what do you think they are? They are 7 weeks. They are supposed to be pullets, I am a little worried that they aren't that either. The hatchery did not give me the idea they knew what they were doing....that is why I leave it to the experts:you [​IMG]

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    this is a baby pic, in case it helps:

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  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may not be much help but they dont look like RIR to me (at least not like mine).Sorry I do like the color though. Mabey they are a sexlink?? I hope someone else can help you out
     
  3. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think sex links are darker too...but maybe that is right.
    I was wondering if they are Buff Orpingtons?? (not sure on the spelling of that) They are even lighter than the pictures show.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, they aren't Buff Orpingtons. Could be New Hampshire Reds with that orangey color or just badly colored RIRs.
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they're buff orpingtons. My orps feathered out pure buff when they were tiny, none of the multi-colored wing feathers. What about buff rocks? Anyone know? The birds definitely look buff, not red.
     
  6. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah. what about gender....do you think they are pullets?
     
  7. JohnnyHayes

    JohnnyHayes Out Of The Brooder

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    :/Hi I have some RIR's in the grow off yard. I show these birds when they are older and always WOW them. Yours dont appear like they are RIR's to me...I will send pictures to you or rather a link to look at on photobucket in the am. Johnny
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not Buff Rocks with baby wings like that. I have two New Hampshires that are that coppery orangey red, but as babies, their wings didn't have that RIR coloring. In the following pic, the two yellow chicks on the ground outside are NHs. Then older. Yours at seven weeks look like cockerels to me.
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    These are Rhode Island Red pullets:
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  9. JohnnyHayes

    JohnnyHayes Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some Buff Orp. that I took last week for a friend to sell.
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    and here are some three week old RIR's only the red/brown ones.
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    I hope this helps they came from Idea hatchery. Johnny
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I agree with Cyn.....
     

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