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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Foleys, May 12, 2010.

  1. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thease chickens showed up pecking at our door literally. They never left so we are now keeping them. We have built a coop and went and bought all the things for a chicken. Including a full grown (I think) rooster. But we do not know what breed they are or how many boys and girls there are or how old. Can someone help?
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  2. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    Look like RIR's to me. And looks like one of them is a Roo.
     
  3. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    They look a lot like my red sex links did when they were younger. Can you get some pictures of each of them close up? There's one that's looking rooish.
     
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  4. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am sorry I dont know what a rir is and might you guess on how old?
     
  5. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Give me a second ill try.... They run away from me alot
     
  6. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
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    The white roo is beautiful! The other slook like about 10-12 week old RIR! The two in the center pic look like roo's too!

    Congrats!!!

    Good Luck and God Bless!
     
  7. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh My Heavens!!! Lucky lucky you -- that roo is gorgeous!!! And I can hear the conversation going on between them as they contemplated knocking on your door. "It's a nice house, they're nice people... knock, g'head knock." "No, we shouldn't intrude... should we." Lucky for them they found you.

    And [​IMG] Glad you're here -- there site is essential for all things chicken.

    Jenny
     
  8. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am sorry I dont know what a rir is and might you guess on how old?

    RIR = Rhode Island Red. Great layers.

    I don't have any of those breeds, so I'm not much help, but they do look like one of the good layer breeds (RIR, RSL (red sex-link), production red, etc). And the roo is very pretty!
     
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I think two of your reds might be roosters. [​IMG] The easiest way to show you the difference we're looking at is for you to look at the pictures you took - first row, very last picture. See how the one on the right has a much bigger comb and wattles and the wattles are redder? Those are rooster characteristics. As they get older their feathers (how the feathers lay and tails stand up) will show a more pronounced difference, too. I'm not sure what, exactly, they are, though - RIR, RSL, etc.... And, it's all sort of depending on how old they are, which, of course, you can't know. If the comb is really big and red and they are only 8-9 weeks, pretty strong indicator. If they are 15-16 weeks, though, then it's more expected. That's probably not much help. Sorry.

    I'm not really good at guessing ages, but I'd say you're probably 10-12 weeks or so, roughly half way to egg laying, like someone else said. I have red sex links and they are great egg layers, even in winter and I know RIR are supposed to be really good, too. So I think you've got some nice chickens there. Glad they decided to adopt you! [​IMG]
     
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  10. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are red sex-links they are all pullets, rooster would be a different color.
     

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