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Old Wives Tale? RIR Dark Head Stripe

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EeyoreD, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. EeyoreD

    EeyoreD Songster

    Mar 26, 2012
    Attica, MI
    I know, I know I'm just going to have to wait. But still... my RIR checks are 2-3 weeks old or so. Some had the dark dotted line on their heads/necks and I read somewhere that that indicated a pullet.

    However (and I don't know if this is even too early for this to be happening) it seems like at least one of those has recently gotten a rosier tint to the little comb jobby. Which would indicate a roo, right?

    So is the head stripe thing just a total old wives tale? Am I imagining the new rosiness or does that happen right around now?

    I'd love to give you pictures but none of the darn things cooperate AT ALL right now and I don't have a helper around.

  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    Your right about the stripe on the head with the rir's. My girl had the dark stripe and she lays beautiful brown eggs.

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