New Hampshire Red or Buff Orpington 13 days old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by itsredcandy, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up 8 chicks on the 13th. I was told the lighter ones were New Hampshire Reds and the darker ones were RIR. I am pretty confident the RIR are really RIR but not sure about the NHR. Can you help?

    One is very light with no tail feather (i have two of these)
    One is very light but has tail feathers, not quit as light as the first one and has dark blonde patterned wing feathers
    The other is the RIR for color comparison purpose.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


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  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think they are NHR. the whites being boys and the darks being girls. i believe there sex linked. i could be wrong. someone correct me if i am lol.
     
  3. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is likely what you have are not either but sex link, with the dark ones being the pullets and the light ones being the roos. those are definitely not RIR or NH
     
  4. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no...please no roos. I'll be so sad. [​IMG] I won't be able to 'conceal' roos as well as hens. I'll end up having to find them a new home.
     
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  5. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    ok first THERE IS NO NEW HAMPSHIRE RED the name of the breed is NEW HAMPSHIRE "no red " next from looking at your pics you have red sex links AKA golden comets AKA cinamon quween AKA red star ex ex ex

    true RIR or NEW HAMPSHIRE are not sex linked here are some pic for your referance

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    and this is a NEW HAMPSHIRE
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    and some baby new hampshire
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    and this is red sex links
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  6. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You all. Their all pretty. As long as they lay eggs I will be happy. But nice to be able to answer when people ask what kind of chickens you have.
     
  7. ivystone

    ivystone New Egg

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    mmmm........pretty

    maybe....prettier :)
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Red sex-links to me.
     
  9. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did they turn out to be/
     

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