Could I have two more roos???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jalexartis, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. jalexartis

    jalexartis Out Of The Brooder

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    This time a RIR and a Golden Laced Wyandotte?
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    Last time, it was an Easter Egger. I have one confirmed roo and 2 [non-crowing] suspects. I have 2 collages on my BYC Page for you to peruse. In addition, I have some details in my blog. Individual pictures can be viewed in this flickr set. Thanks again for your help. If I have 3 roos, I then have a challenge. No pot for my chicks. They seem to all get along--at least now. Plus, I love the look and character of roosters. I am certainly open to suggestions. --jim

    One of the RIR Pullets [I think]. They are the same age.

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  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    They are eight weeks old? Yipes, I'd say roo with that much comb at that age. Wyandottes can redden up early but..
     
  3. ninabeast

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    The RIR looks like my Production Red roo at 8 weeks. Can't speak to the other.
     
  4. jalexartis

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    Quote:The RIR may be as much as 10 weeks. The Wyandotte in the picture is much redder than the other straight run GLW I purchased 05/26 at 2 day old. I suspect roo for the RIR based on size, feathers, legs, and of course the comb and wattles. I'm just not sure. Plus no crowing from them. I'd love to have a BIG pullet. Thanks! --jim
     
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    Quote:Gee, good to learn more everyday. The feed store said RIR. Now to read more about production reds. Did your Production Red crow at 8 week? I know they do so on their own time. Thanks! --jim
     
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    Quote:Gee, good to learn more everyday. The feed store said RIR. Now to read more about production reds. Did your Production Red crow at 8 week? I know they do so on their own time. Thanks! --jim

    Production red = hatchery RIR. My 'RIR' from a hatchery are really production reds, if that makes any sense. Some use the terms interchangeably, but are corrected by those who breed 'real' RIR chickens. [​IMG] FWIW, my Production red/rir pullets had nowhere near that much comb at 8 weeks or even 12.
     
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    Quote:Gee, good to learn more everyday. The feed store said RIR. Now to read more about production reds. Did your Production Red crow at 8 week? I know they do so on their own time. Thanks! --jim

    Production red = hatchery RIR. My 'RIR' from a hatchery are really production reds, if that makes any sense. Some use the terms interchangeably, but are corrected by those who breed 'real' RIR chickens. [​IMG] FWIW, my Production red/rir pullets had nowhere near that much comb at 8 weeks or even 12.

    Thank you for the information. I got my rir from our local feed store. So, I presume production. Now I know. They are cool with me. It is fun watching them mature. --jim
     
  8. jalexartis

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    Now confirmed. My rir is a roo.
    From my blog : Not discounting aggressive behavior toward pullets, I have confirmed Lucy is a roo. He crowed today. Now, what to do with Joan. Plus, I think there could be 2 other roos--Pete & my other GLW, I call Junior [I saw him mount a pullet]. Glad I purchased 12. I want 10 keepers, but may have only 9, including Lucy, my RIR Rooster.

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    Thanks!

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