Breed and Gender of Red Young Chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arizonarancher, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. arizonarancher

    arizonarancher Out Of The Brooder

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    11/09 was the hatch date and I am pretty sure the store said they were all pullets but if anyone thinks otherwise it would be great to know now! This is my favorite little chicken, shes so friendly! She likes flying to my shoulder and seems to be a healthy happy little chicken... any guesses on breed?

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    When I first got it:

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  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Maybe its a new Hampshire or a production red? Its hard to tell, because it is pretty young. Could you take some pictures in a few weeks?
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  3. arizonarancher

    arizonarancher Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure can! I will get some pictures as she ages and repost in this thread :) I was guessing production red myself but just not sure since I'm new to chickens. Thanks!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    No problem, looking forward to those pics!!!
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  5. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a RIR. But we would know better in a couple of weeks. :)
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's too light for a RIR. I'd say it's a Production Red. It'll lay you oodles of eggs if it's a hen.
     
  7. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple RIR/Production reds and this one's red is a little lighter. I think New Hampshire Red. :)
     
  8. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pullet. Post more pics in a couple of weeks. It looks like our RIRs when they were little. Anybody have picture of a Production Red? I haven't seen one before. :)
     
  9. arizonarancher

    arizonarancher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank goodness! Shes my favorite so I was hoping she is a pullet! I do have some RIR adults and they are much darker and don't have any coloring besides red to their feathers at all. This little girl has some black and white mixed in. I have one that is the same as this one and my other breeds are easily recognizable (barred rock, buff orpington, black australop).

    This is only 5 days later but its worth a shot. I don't know what a production red looks like at maturity either, I'd love to see one if anyone has one.


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    Her lighter friend that seems to be the same breed ( bought at the same place). Its easier to see the markings on this one though. Shes in the back.


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  10. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both are pullets, and I'm sure they are RIRs.
     

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