Pullets or not? 7 weeks plus 5 days

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crosbygroup, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. crosbygroup

    crosbygroup Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm very new to BYC but loving every minute. I've never had chickens before, but these four have stolen my heart. I bought them at a hardware store when they were 3 days old (the day before Thanksgiiving) I was told that they were all pullets. 1 - Barred Rock, 1 - Leghorn, 1- Rhode Island Red, and 1 - Araucana (I'm guessing EE). I am posting pictures below. I would love it if some of you would help me ID what they really are and if possible the sex. Also, any tips on how to get them to stand still for photos would be helpful. [​IMG]

    And their 3 day old picture

    Amy is the BR, Annie is the RIR, Ari is the EE and Shirley is the Leghorn

    Thanks for all of your help!
  2. Beccas_ladies

    Beccas_ladies New Egg

    Jan 10, 2010
    From what I can see they all look like pullets. I have 2 chicks about the same age. I had 5 but 2 were roosters and they are not allowed in my area. I also have a rhode island red named pumpkin about 8 weeks old. We found a home for the roosters but yours look pullets and the right breeds too. The way I got my chicks to pose was to put them on a chair or something it worked for me.
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Yes, they're all pullets and what a nice selection. You'll have a pretty little flock with a nicely colored egg basket.
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    they look like gangly teenage pullets to me....
  5. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2009
    Albany, OR
    Cuuuuute little girls! [​IMG]

    REINABUGY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2009
    Upstate New York
    They look like all girls to me:D
  7. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Look like pullets to me. I am wondering it the RIR is really a RIR. There is a lot of white on the head. I only have one RIR (will be getting more this year). The coloring of the feathers on mine in more consistent and darker. I am wondering it is might be a red sex link. I am not an expert. Maybe someone with more experience with RIR will step up and say it is a RIR.

    You have a nice colorful flock. I like a mixed breed flock.
  8. crosbygroup

    crosbygroup Chillin' With My Peeps


    I've been wondering about Annie the RIR too. From all the pictures I've seen it does look like a lot of white on her head. I'm also wondering about the chick they said was an Aracauna, I'm guessing she is really an EE.
  9. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    When they were little like that, i could sometimes get them to stand still for a good picture by holding one hand on their feet and taking a picture with the other hand. Sometimes, they just throw a fit, and sometimes, they stand still and take a great picture. But it's worth a shot.
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Looks like a hatchery quality RIR to me. They have a lot of white as chicks, but they lose it all as they feather in. The heads are just last to feather, that's all. A sex-link generally has some white in the big wing feathers, not just in the fuzz.

    Here's a pic of my RIR cockerels showing their white heads:

    But he turned out to look like a hatchery RIR, no white on him:

    This is my red sexlink as a baby, lots of white on her real feathers:
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010

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