Help please? Are my RIR pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rhaj, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 chicks. 3 are red sexlinks, so no worries there... but my other 3 are RIR. One of them has always been further ahead of the others, I thought maybe that was just the way she is... like people. But I am getting nervous that "Rose" is a rooster because her comb is larger and more pink than the others. Chrysanthemum is sort of in the middle, and Violet I do think is a girl. I got them on mothers day 5/9, and was told they were 4-5 days old.. so, they are about 5 weeks old right now.

    Here are all 3 together:

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    Rose- is she a he?!? (though pics make her comb look more red than usual):

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    Chrysanthemum (hmm, middle, not sure):

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    Violet (think is hen):

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    Yes, they all have flower names... my red sex links are Daisy, Lily, and Buttercup [​IMG]

    EDIT: Thought I would update in case anyone came across this post in a search. I gave away "Rose" and Chrysanthemum" who were almost definitely boys. However, VIOLET is here- she is a laying HEN.
     
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm sorry to break this to you but they all 3 are cockerels.
     
  3. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ack!!!!!

    Even Violet?? Her comb is smaller and yellowy, not big or pink.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Even Violet. I'm sorry but I use to raise RIRs and pullets do not get any kind of comb til they are laying age. Pretty durn sure.
     
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  5. FlyingFChick

    FlyingFChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but I have to agree! ALL ROOS. My RIR girl is 11 weeks old and still doesn't have a comb to speak of. Sorry!!
     
  6. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too have to agree, all three are boys... [​IMG]
     
  7. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ok I suppose I should think about taking them to one of those chickenstock places to find someone who wants roos... I know of a couple that are coming up within driving distance, about an hour and a half away...

    Good thing I didn't get 6 RIR's, since apparently they had someone sexing them that had no clue! [​IMG] Good thing I also got the 3 sexlinks...
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:X2
     
  9. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Violet was a girl because her comb does look just like my red sexlinks combs. But I guess it's just the difference of breeds? It's typical of a sexlink, but not typical of a RIR I guess?
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    When a RIR gets a comb the size and age of the 3 chicks you have it's cockerel time.
     

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