Ever hear of a Rhode Island Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PYehl, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. PYehl

    PYehl New Egg

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    brand new to chickens.... we did chores for a neighbor and my other half fell in love with watching their chickens... so we asked around and a friend knew of someone who would sell some of theirs to us. The guy said the farmer he got the chicks from said they were Rhode Island Rocks - but i can not find that breed anywhere online! We were supposed to only get hens (hatched in may so should be starting to lay soon). Anyhow next day we found out we definitely had a rooster. Guy was nice and said we can bring back any that end up being roosters... so took that one back now this morning one of the other original ones we got was crowing - and I swear the 3rd crowed too! So time to chase more chickens tonight and try to exchange for some hens... we just want eggs - no chicks or meat (vegetarians).

    all of their waddles and combs look of equal size, spurs are just nubs for all of them... anyone know a good way of trying to figure out which ones might be hens when we trade in the other 2 tonight?? HELP!

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  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    no such thing. they look like golden comet roos
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  3. PYehl

    PYehl New Egg

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    the guy has like 50+ in his barn - they all look the same - he said he just started finding a couple eggs.

    Anyone give me tips on knowing what to look for so I don't end up with more roos?
     
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    neck and side feathers boys have pointed feathers girls dont
    those are both boys
     
  5. PYehl

    PYehl New Egg

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    lookin up photos of golden comets - that isn't what the barn full of chickens he has... none are red - they are all more white with a notch of gold to reddish brown ... but none were all red like it shows the CG hens are.
     
  6. punky rooster

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    Jul 21, 2010
    I'm not sure but they may be mixes
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They're Sex Link cockerels. (Production Red x White/Columbian Rock)
     
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Illia is right [​IMG]
     
  9. PYehl

    PYehl New Egg

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    ok so here are the 3 chickens I have right now...

    this is the one that I found was crowing this morning.....

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    this is the one I think I saw crowed once....

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    and lastly this is the one I got after I traded in the last Rooster... he thought this was a hen:

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    do I still have 3 roosters??
     
  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    yep
     

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