can you tell if I have pullets or a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by twister, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got these three and hope that they are hens. They are 22 weeks... hoping that anyone can assist and assure!!!! I have gotten one egg, so I know one of them is a girl!!!
    Secondly, will the RIR's darken up like ones I have seen in books to almost reddish black?

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  2. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The look like girls to me! [​IMG]
     
  3. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am not a pro but they look like my red sexlink ... a cross of rhode island red with another bird so when babies are born they can tell male from female by the color... yours look female if they are the cross breed
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm no expert at this, but I say pullets. All of them.
     
  5. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote all girls but lets see what the experts say....[​IMG]
     
  6. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think all pullets too. breeds i don't know.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    if they are 22 weeks, they are all ladies for sure. they look girlie to me.
    slender legs, squat conformation. at 22 weeks, you would have huge wattles and combs with much more red if they were males. and long legs, wider breast areas.

    the RIR's will not darken up. they are Production Reds. they will, however be awesome layers!
     
  8. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Yea! Girl power! The two darker ones look like red sex link to me too but the buff colored pullet is a mystery... Not fluffy enough to be an Orpington.
     
  9. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i vote all girls!
     
  10. Lady_Cluck

    Lady_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, you have three lovely hens. [​IMG]
     

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