don't knowgender or breed...help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ray02554, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. ray02554

    ray02554 New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Got my chickens 8 weeks ago and all I know is mom is said to be RIR and dad is a big white rooster - if that even helps...what are they? Pullets or Roos?

    Chicken 1
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    Chicken 2
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    Chicken 3- This is the only one with a notable comb
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    Chicken 4
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    Thanks for taking a look!
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    My gender guesses are Pullet, Pullet, Cockerel, Pullet. [​IMG]
     
  3. ray02554

    ray02554 New Egg

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    Is the comb the give away? My SIL has four also and all of hers have a giant red comb like the one that may be my cockerel.
     
  4. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Quote:As well as having a large comb, #3 also looks like he has saddle feathers coming in (those are the long, pointy feathers that hang down around the tail on a rooster). [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
  5. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! [​IMG]
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  6. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    They look kinda like sex-links or red stars [​IMG]
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    what about hatchery quality RIR? Arnt they usually skinnier than sexlink ?
     
  8. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #3 is a ROO! Just look at the size of the feet, longer and thicker. Comb, obviously and those hackles are stringy and thin and those saddle feathers are starting to drape over the tail head. Look at the tail, compared to the others its short. All these are signs of a roo. Just wait, in a couple of weeks those tail feathers will start curving and he'll crow really loud, all the time.
     
  9. TDB

    TDB Out Of The Brooder

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    1st-RIR
    2nd-Red Sex Link
    4th-White Rock
     
  10. natkev

    natkev Out Of The Brooder

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    3rd one is a rooster but i don't know the breeds of number 2 and 3 but 1 is rhode island red
     

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