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How old are these girls?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AlaskaEE, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. AlaskaEE

    AlaskaEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these two girls yesterday from a local family who hatched eggs. They were advertised as Cinnamon Queens, and there's no question of them being Cinnamon Queens/Golden Buffs/Golden Comets. They're definitely production reds. My question is on age. The family said they hatched around February 10-12, making them 17 weeks old. I'm no expert on Cinnamon Queens (yet!) but am wondering if they really are that old. Thoughts?

    Thank you!
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess based off your photographs would be 3 months old, give or take a few weeks. Sex links often sexually mature and begin laying by 4 months of age.
     
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  3. AlaskaEE

    AlaskaEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! That's the hunch I had, too. They don't seem anywhere near sexual maturity and are still very small. I appreciate your input!
     

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