Chick Identification??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NM Renee, May 17, 2009.

  1. NM Renee

    NM Renee Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2009
    Placitas, NM
    Hi all -

    I bought my 'pullets' today. They are only two weeks old, supposedly, so I am not sure how they know they are pullets and not roo's. The lady said I can bring the roo's back and get a new chick if I get a roo.

    They also weren't very well informed as to which breed was which... I took one of each of the Black Langshan, Blue Laced Wyandotte and Rhode Island Red. . Now after getting them home and hanging out with them I am not sure what I got...

    Here are the three chicks.

    This is the Rhode Island Red:

    Do I see a cock's comb starting here?

    Is this a Black Langshan?? It does have feathers on it's legs.

    Is this a Blue Laced Wyandotte??? It also has feathers on it's legs...


    Thanks for any help. I just want to be able to call them whatever they are and not look like I don't know what I am talking about!

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The RIR is most definitely a RIR. You will not be able to tell if it is a roo for a while, but most places buy sexed runs which means at least 90% females. I buy sexed runs from a feed store and we have never had a rooster yet.

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