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Got Comb? My Red Star Harriet Does.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Desert Peep, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Desert Peep

    Desert Peep In the Brooder

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    About a month ago I purchased several baby chicks from MPC, including two Red Star Pullets. One of the chicks, has a very large comb compared to the other. She is also a much lighter color. I thought Red Stars were sex-links. Is my Harriet a roo, or just "well endowed"? Any feedback is greatly appreciated as roosters aren't permitted in city limits. I love BYC:) Thank you chicken experts. The last photo is of the other Red Star.

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  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
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    From what I have read I thought the males were the cream/light colored chicks and the girls were more of the red like your second picture showed. The comb is a little suspicous as well. Last summer I had a Red star go broody and hatched out 3 babies. Well the momma was a Red Star and the daddy was a RIR. Well the chicks were yellowish and they all turned out to be boys. They were all red, with a little bit of white/cream trim and few black feathers in the tale feathers. Talk about confused. The local livestock supply kept telling me that they should be cream (red star male) and I said they aren't. But they are a cross between and RIR and another chicken (white rock maybe).
     
  3. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Songster

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    Ack! Well, she's just precious and perfect whatever she is! So. Cute. [​IMG]
     
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    That's a rooster, sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Yep, that's a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  6. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Some RSLs are much lighter as chicks than others, but yours is quite light, and that comb seals it. I've added a couple of pics of mine first at 3 wks, then at the beginning of the summer (14 wks). One was quite lighter, but the combs were pullet sized. My white leghorn is also in the second pic - all three now have ample red combs and are laying.


    Not a great shot, but you can tell there's not much comb to speak of and the chick on the right is very light colored
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    14 wks, combs still small and pink
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  7. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would send photos to MPC and see what they say.
     
  9. Keri78

    Keri78 Songster

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    cock-a-doooooodle-dooooooo!!!![​IMG] I'm sure you can re-home him...he's a cutie!!!
     
  10. chick-george

    chick-george In the Brooder

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    I got my Red Star girl from MPC in April and Harriet is most definitely not a girl. Good thing MPC is good about their gender guarantee.
     

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