males or females? RIR, Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PeachygirlGA, May 26, 2012.

  1. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

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    Ok, this is the first time I've posted pictures so here goes!
    This is one of our ameraucanas "Big Dan": boy or girl?
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    here is a RIR "Curious" I'm thinking male?[​IMG]
    another RIR "Butterscotch" I'm hoping is female but I have my doubts

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  2. kearstin17

    kearstin17 Chirping

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    how old are they?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Both the RIRs appear to be males.


    The first one is an Easter Egger, not an Ameraucana. Would need to see the comb straight on to give a good guess on sex of that one, though.
     
  4. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

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    They are 5 weeks old. The guy who sold them to my husband said they were ameraucana. Oh well! I have 2 more that I just didn't get a picture of, but the other "ameraucana" looks very similar to that one and the other RIR doesn't have as big of a comb as the other 2 so I'm thinking it's a female. Will try to get pics of them too. I was hoping only one RIR was a male. I already have a buff orpington rooster and don't think I can have 2 with only 8 hens.
     
  5. kearstin17

    kearstin17 Chirping

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    ya both the RIR are roo's
     
  6. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

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    Ahh, that must be why they do the "chest bump"! lol! I've gotten really attached to the one we call "Curious". He jumps up in my lap and falls asleep. I sure do hate to get rid of them. I really wanted 4 hens out of the 5. Oh well, looks like we'll be starting over with some new chicks soon! lol! At least we're already set up for them.
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    First of all, you have Production Reds and Easter Eggers. Your EE looks like a pullet, both the Production Reds are cockerels.
     
  8. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

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    Goodness, how can you tell they are production and what is the difference? Should I contact the seller and tell him they are not what he says?
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    They are hatchery rhode island reds. No biggie. I have one myself and I love her! I'd love to have another. She's on the right.
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    Her as a chick.
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    Unfortunately your RIR's are boys. Their combs are well developed.
     
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    What she's calling Production Reds are just likely hatchery quality RIRs. Ideal sells them as two separate breeds. Some production reds are crosses of New Hampshire and RIR, some are not, just depends.

    A true heritage RIR is almost black in color, very very dark. If they came from a hatchery, they are just not that type.
     

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