Help settle a bet, what breed and gender please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kajunbanty, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    I had 4 young chicks given to me and was told they are RIR and all pullets. I knew from day 1 that there was at least 1 rooster, my brother says they are all roosters and my Uncle says no way are they RIR, so please I need your help.



  2. destorieswind

    destorieswind In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2008
    Mesa, AZ
    RIR almost positive.. at least mine look exactly like it and they are RIR
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Looks RIR to me. First one looks like a pullet. Second one is a rooster. and third one is a pullet.
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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    First one looks like a rooster with that tail but would have to see a side view to be positive, could be a pullet, second is rooster and the third one is a pullet.

    Edited to add, Yes they are RIRs.
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  5. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    RIR,1st 2 are roos and the last one is a pullet.
  6. Bassleg

    Bassleg Songster

    Jul 25, 2008
    Lebanon Oregon
    1st and 2nd are Roo's and the last one is a Hen but I am almost Blind.
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
  8. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    there most defently new hamshire red there body is much to long
    not much definded tail feathersand the first two rooster and the last hen
  9. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    1. Could go either way, need a side view to tell for sure.
    2. Definatly a roo, he has pointy hackle feathers.
    3. A pullet. Her feathers are rounded.

    Can't help with the breed, but they are either RIR or NHR.

    EDIT: On closer examination, I think one is a roo too. I think I can see pointy feathers. Did you, or the person you bought them from, get them from a hatchery? If so, sexing is only 90%. For every 10 chicks you order, you should expect 1 roo. So even if you order pullets, that doesn't mean that's all you will get.

    EDIT 2: I don't think they are sex links. Sex link roos are supposed to have alot of white in their feathers and the females are supposed to be mostly red. All of these are red.
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  10. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    I say sex-links. Two cockerels and a pullet! True Rhode island reds are so dark burgundy they are almost chocolate colored. (believe it or not)

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