Okay, My Turn...RIRs & an EE? And what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by harldane, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. harldane

    harldane Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been pouring though pictures on the forum since our 3 "girls" were born 4 weeks ago tomorrow.

    I keep getting hopeful then let down as I read that the 2 larger girls (RIRs?) might be roosters - not allowed around here.

    Daisy & Yum Yum (and Alice in the background)
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    Here's a better side view of Alice who I think is an EE. Hen or Rooster?

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    I was very excited to see what looked like Alice on the cover of "Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance" too when I picked it up at the libarary tonight! http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/product/hen_and_the_art_of_chicken_maintenance.html

    Thanks
    everyone!
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    u might want to change daisy's name to a boy name....by the size of the comb 'she' looks like a 'he'....the one next to him does too 'Yum Yum' (Thinking of dinner there, huh??? LOL!) Could be wrong, but I think those two are males.....the last one (silver) looks like a girl, though....just my opinion.
     
  3. harldane

    harldane Out Of The Brooder

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    Arrr, thanks cjeanean, that's what I've been afraid of.

    Actually all 3 chicks were hatched in my daughter's kindergarten class and Yum Yum was born at lunch, so that's what the teacher suggested and the kids loved it - of course!

    Fingers crossed that Alice is a girl at least. My husband said that for all this stress, we should just *buy* sexed girls next time. Maybe I should start working on that order.... [​IMG]
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    Think Alice is a pullet, but the other 2 at 4 weeks old...BOYS!! Sorry...
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have to agree the RIRs are boys...Alice may be a girl...
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry to say, but the RIR's are roos. I bought 12 RIR's at Easter and 8 of them have turned out to be roos. My 4 that are pullets, still have very short, pale combs. All of the 8 roos combs are getting taller by the day and orange. The roos are also getting wattles, like yours, and my pullets are not. Mine are all 4 1/2 weeks old now. Sorry!
     
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  7. harldane

    harldane Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the input. I had a gut feeling that that would be the answer. [​IMG]

    Now, do you all feel that Alice is an EE too?
     

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