Brought "red" pullets but what are they really

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thechefchicks, May 15, 2011.

  1. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought sexed pullets from a store and the brooder they were in just said Reds. They were cute and fluffy and buttercream yellow and now they are WHITE with reddish combs and waddles. Any ideas?? I was thinking and heard white leghorns but who knows
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Sound like red sex link roos. [​IMG]
     
  3. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Even though they are at 12 weeks and not a single crowing peep??
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Post pics--that will help a lot.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If they are feathering in white, and the combs are pinkish/red as opposed to being yellow, then sex-link roos sounds right. The female sex-link feathers in mostly rusty red while the male feathers in white. Yes, photos will help a lot.

    Of course, lots of white birds "could" have been put into that bin inaccurately. Tetra Tints, Leghorns, White Rocks, Dels, etc.

    BTW, my male sex-links did not crow until 22 weeks, so don't take their silence as evidence of much.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  6. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I went back out to look at them this morning and I was mistaken they have yellowish combs and waddles. But what kind would they be??? Or should I say what breed are they
     

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