How old do these RIR chicks look?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WVChickNboots, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. WVChickNboots

    WVChickNboots Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased some RIR chicks from a local farmer. I was told they are 2 weeks old. I have other chicks (Australorps) that are 2.5 weeks. I got the Australorps at tractor supply, and they are half the size as the RIR's, and way less feathered. Does the RIR breed feather out quicker, and grow faster? Or are they possibly older than 2 weeks?

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  2. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are probably 3 1/2 weeks old or so. Those feathers on the shoulders usually come in around 3 weeks, in my experience. I've gotten some fairly small Australorps before, so I'm not really surprised that they're smaller.

    I wouldn't fault the farmer too much as once you've hatched out just so many chicks, you just don't pay that much attention to being perfect on exactly how old they are. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

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    They do look a little older than 2 weeks, probably around 3 weeks old.
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    x3 and they're production reds. True RI Reds would be deep red in down color.
     
  6. WVChickNboots

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    Great. Thanks for the input, everyone. :)
     

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