Are they Reds? (new pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChixChic, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. ChixChic

    ChixChic Out Of The Brooder

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    These little babies are about 4-5 weeks old. When I bought them, I was told they are assorted Reds. The darker one, I was told is a rooster. I am just wondering why all the girls are not turning more red, and look like Orpingtons
    Will they eventually change too? Or did I just get Orpingtons?

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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Well the one looks like a rhode island red, the others look like buff orps or even buff rocks.
     
  3. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hard to see in your pic. Do the whitish ones have more/redder comb than the red one? You *could* have light sexlink roo's and a sexlink pullet.
     
  4. ChixChic

    ChixChic Out Of The Brooder

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    I added different pics to help you see better.

    I guess the lighter colored chics comb is a little pink-ish on a couple of them, but for the most part, they are a yellow-ish color, including the red chic.

    Do you thinkt he red one is even a rooster? Also, I dont know if this makes a difference....but on some of the lighter colored ones, their tails are quite larger than some of the others. Would this indicate that they could be a rooster?

    Whats the difference between a Rock and an Orpington?

    Thought I had them figured out, but the older they get, the more confused I get!

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are deffinitly (spelling?) buff orpingtons and a RIR. The main difference between rocks and orps is the leg color, rocks have yellow and orps have pinkish white.
     
  6. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks the a Orpington to me.[​IMG]
     

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