I Think I'm Losing my MIND (4 images)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angelnina, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a RIR (Lucy), a Golden Laced Wyandotte( Sean Jr), and two back sexlinks.

    I was aware now that the Wyandotte is a rooster, but I'm starting to wonder about the RIR. She seems to fight him and she is the largest. They are all 8 weeks old. Now I'm starting to look at one of the black sexlinks and thinks SHE is a HE? Can anybody help me out? Thanks.

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    Above you see "Lucy" my RIR with The Golden Wyandotte.

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    Above: Lucy close up


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    Above: All 4 of them

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    Above:Sexlinks alone
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I see pointy hackles on your RIR, I think. And they are quite shiny, too, usually a roosterly trait.
    The sexlinks, if that's what they are, are both hens. Black sexlink males appear similar to Barred Rocks. If one is not a sexlink, but another breed, then could be a rooster.
     
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  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    I don't think Lucy is a Roo. She looks like my three RIR......and i am pretty sure mine are hens.

    I'm not sure about the sexlinks. My guess would be hens though.
     
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  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I just culled a RIR roo at twelve weeks, by eight weeks he had a much bigger comb and wattles. He was turning nasty already so he had to go, he was picking on my blind girl Rose.... anyway, I vote girl on yours [​IMG]
     
  5. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:...and the RIR is super aggressive. She just charges at us and the others too!
    Are some hens like that.

    Do you think the Black Sex Links might not be what the farm store said they were? I'm not sure exactly what they're supposed to look like.
    Thanks for your comment.
     
  6. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I hope you're right! I need hens [​IMG] Thanks
     
  7. angelnina

    angelnina Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Our wyandotte "rooster" seems gentle so far. It's my RIR that seems to pick at him.

    Thanks for your comment...I'm crossing my fingers [​IMG]
     
  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I could go either way on the RIR. All my RIR pullets (12 and 14 week olds) have smaller combs with little or no red, but they do have shiny hackle feathers - just not pointed. Perhaps the shiny feathers are a trait of RIR's? Just a thought since I'm sure mine are all pullets.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I think the RIR is a pullet also. I have two RIRs about that age who look about the same as that and I am pretty certain they are pullets.
     

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