Breed Question and Verify My Roo Diagnosis :)

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

  1. meadowsong

    meadowsong Out Of The Brooder

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    These guys are all 3 weeks old today.

    Okay, I'm pretty sure this guy is a roo. Not the best picture, but I only have 2 chicks whose combs are starting to redden. Plus he's got the red waddle thing going on and the other chick I have that looks like this one is still comb/wattle free

    Also, any idea on his breed?
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    Then I have these 3 large black birds. All black except for a small amount on white on the underside. The feathers coming in around the neck, have a reddish/glimmery tint to them
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    Here is my favorite chick
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    Lastly, are my red birds (pics of the same bird here though). I have a few of these also
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    I have 14 of these mixed breeds and am trying to narrow down what I have haha! I guess I'm more interested in knowing what breed they are than what sex right now [​IMG]
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    1. Silver Laced Wyandotte Cockerel.
    2. Black Sex-Link Pullet
    3. Production Red Pullet
    4. Golden or Red Sex-Link Pullet
     
  3. meadowsong

    meadowsong Out Of The Brooder

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    I had never even considered a Silver Laced Wyandotte! I'll have to look at some more pictures. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:I agree
     
  5. Lady Henevere

    Lady Henevere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell a Production Red from a Rhode Island Red? Thanks.
     
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree as well. And a true RIR (not a production strain should be a deep dark mahogany red, almost black. Not a light orange-y red. Their body should also be solid and brick-like, not thin and wiry looking like so many of the production birds. The production RIR are really essentially a Leghorn, but they use the name RIR to sell them as an old-time favorite.

    By saying that, I'm not implying the birds are literally Leghorns, but their type and purpose (popping out an egg a day) is very similar.
     
  7. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say, based on the first pic, human boy about 2yo! And a very cute one, at that. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. meadowsong

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    Hahaha, Yes. Ollie is almost 2 y/o. You hit the nail on the head!

    I was hoping that my red ones, would turn out to be RIR's but that's okay. I had to read on the cross breeds to make sex links. Interesting.
     
  9. Guwisti

    Guwisti Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I agree except for #3 . Now I'm a newcomer, but I have two that looked just like #3 and they were/are Welsummers. But again, I'm a newbie.
     

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