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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rhode island red king, Dec 20, 2010.
how do you tell rhode island red pullets a apart?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.