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how do you tell rhode island red pullets a apart?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rhode island red king, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. rhode island red king

    rhode island red king In the Brooder

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    how do you tell rhode island red pullets a apart?
     

  2. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Songster

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    Good question. I can only tell my Frenchi, because I think she is a Production Red & not a RIR. She's alot lighter than the others.
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

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    Sometimes size...but leg bands are the only sure way. All mine look so much alike I can't tell any of them apart except the one that keeps a slightly poopy butt. I have put different colored zip ties on mine. On the RIR's they are on the right leg, the BO's on the left leg.
     
  4. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Songster

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    for me it's the feather patterns around the neck, the sounds they make and the facial structure. It takes a second sometimes but I generally know who's who.
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    The main way I tell mine apart is by their combs. Each one is unique. This only works though when they're older and have developed a sizeable comb...
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Me, too. I generally don't name new birds until their second year with us anyway and by that time they have developed their own comb patterns.
     

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