i bought some RIR

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nismo, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. nismo

    nismo Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some RIR from the feed store, some are a dark reddish color with a dark spot on the ends of their beaks and the others are a redish yellow color with two stripes going down their backs. Are the same breed? is there a red sex link RIR?

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    thanks
    chase
     
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I think you got some sexlinks there.... some RIR too...
     
  3. Chew593

    Chew593 Chillin' With My Peeps

    cute! The stripy ones look like sex links to me.
     
  4. nismo

    nismo Out Of The Brooder

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    so what do adult sex links look like? also are the sex links male or female? if i end up with a dozen roosters im gonna be ticked! I want some brown eggs dang it!
    Chase
     
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  5. nismo

    nismo Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone with pictures of an adult sex link like mine?
     
  6. rachiegirl

    rachiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my comets. Girls are med to light brown w/some white here and there.
     
  7. mermaidgoat

    mermaidgoat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 3 RIRs and they all look like your stripey one.
     
  8. nismo

    nismo Out Of The Brooder

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    after i got them home i just thought they were maybe a day younger and would catch up in color but they havent changed in 5 days.
     
  9. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    It looks like you have a mix of RIRs and Red Sex Links. The Red Sex Links with stripes down the backs are pullets if you have any Red Sex Links that are all yellow or mostly yellow they are more likely cockerels. The Red Sex Links will be all white as they mature to hens.
     
  10. nismo

    nismo Out Of The Brooder

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    i guess it really doesnt matter since it looks like some are hens, as long as they lay eggs i will be happy.
     

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