Is this chick different from the others? (Red Rangers)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thelongacre, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. thelongacre

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    Hi, all! We have six chicks, supposedly all Red Rangers. One of the chicks is significantly darker in color and smaller than the others (and has been since we got them at four days old). Her (or his?) attitude is also much different from the others. Very inquisitive, not scared of people or loud noises, always comes up to our hands. Any ideas about breed? Thank you! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thinking its a RIR! Also a cockerel...
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    He's a Rhode Island Red, and most likely a cockerel.
     
  4. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also you seem to have 3 cockerels out of your RR bunch too!
     
  5. thelongacre

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    Thank you!! Yeah...we've been calling him "Roo" for quite awhile now. I'm afraid that 4 of the 6 chicks are cockerels - as only two of them have light colored, small combs, and the rest have very pronounced and very red combs.
     
  6. LeroySouthpaw

    LeroySouthpaw Out Of The Brooder

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    x2!
     
  7. thelongacre

    thelongacre New Egg

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    I know! Haha, I was really hoping we'd have more pullets than that! I'm thinking we'll keep the two pullets and the RIR - and I guess we'll be learning how to slaughter the rest of them :( I'm kind of bummed about it, but they're already fighting a bit, and they are a dual purpose breed after all. Thank you for your help!!
     
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  8. LeroySouthpaw

    LeroySouthpaw Out Of The Brooder

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    I highly recommend you search youtube for tutorials. That's how I learned. Also, skinning a chicken isn't nearly as easy as they make it look in the videos. Good Luck!!!
     
  9. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd totally take them if I had the space (I'd take every chicken from everyone)! You could possibly try and re-home or sell them! If not it'll all work out, too bad Roo's can't just get along [​IMG]
     
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  10. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Red Rangers though literally the sweetest chickens, hubbys wants to fry them up but oh no...they're my girls.
     

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