is this a RIR pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by charcharbinx, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. charcharbinx

    charcharbinx Out Of The Brooder

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    the tailfeathers are throwing me off. I have another that doesn't have these upwards tailfeathers. 8 weeks.
     
  2. charcharbinx

    charcharbinx Out Of The Brooder

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    for comparison
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Got some close-ups?
     
  4. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't really see in the pic but the best indication is comb color. If it turns red/pink instead of pale before 10 weeks it's probably a rooster.
     
  5. charcharbinx

    charcharbinx Out Of The Brooder

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    It is pale, little to no color. I'm more concerned about breed rather than sex. She was bought in an assorted pullets bin, and I thought RIR for sure but I think her tailfeathers are weird and not like my other RIR.
     
  6. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you are right, it is a RIR pullet. Also some pullets develop faster than others. My 7 week old BR pullets combs starting pinking up at 5 weeks old. Posted in a thread asking if it was a pullet or rooster and everybody except one person said she was a pullet, and they were right, she turned out to be a pullet indeed. So don't worry if you see a little pink in the comb now, nothing to worry a about. The color that indicates rooster is red. Bright red combs= rooster; Pinkish combs=pullet. HTH:)
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are her legs as pale as they appear in the photo?
     
  8. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a hatchery RIR to me
     
  9. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR pullet who's tail feathers look just like hers. I can share a picture of it tomorrow if you'd like! :)
     
  10. charcharbinx

    charcharbinx Out Of The Brooder

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    yes. her on roost beside 2 EE.
     

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