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Are these RIR's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teapot10, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. teapot10

    teapot10 In the Brooder

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    The man at the feed store said he was pretty sure they were but wasn't sure of the sex...I'm guessing it's too early to tell the sex but I'd at least like to know that they are RIR's for sure. [​IMG]

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  2. bumblebeehillschickenfarm

    bumblebeehillschickenfarm Songster

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    Looks like it to me.
     
  3. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Songster

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    Looks like RIR's, but not sure...

    And judging by their wings, I say all three females. [​IMG]
     
  4. rhaj

    rhaj Songster

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    Quote:?????
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I say it's still too early to tell... but they indeed look like they could be RIR.
     
  6. pkw

    pkw Songster

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    Yes those are RIRs
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There either R.I. Reds or Production Red but if I had to choose right know I would say Production Reds with them being that light color in the wing..

    Quote:Do you care to explain this a little better... I have had R.I. Reds (Reds) for quite some time now and there is no way to sex Reds by there wings...


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  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Quote:Do you care to explain this a little better... I have had R.I. Reds (Reds) for quite some time now and there is no way to sex Reds by there wings...


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    Agreed. I've been raising Reds for 25 years & if there's a way to sex them from their juvenile wing feathering it's escaped me.
     
  9. Yes those are RIR's. And judging by the wing and tail lengths I say they are 2 weeks or 3 weeks old. Within another 3 weeks you will be able to tell if they are Cockerals or Pullets. [​IMG]
     
  10. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Songster

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    I just feather sexed- Yes, it still works when they are this age. The males just have typically "shorter" wings when they are closed. A female chick's wing will reach all the way to her tail, possibly further behind it. A male's wing will remain to look shorter until he is fully feathered out.
     

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