How old are these girls?

AlaskaEE

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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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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.
 

AlaskaEE

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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.

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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