Question about my RIR chicks, and wing color... (UPDATED WITH PICS)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amarook, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of my 10 RIR chicks, there is one in particular that has almost white wings. Then there are a couple others with more cream color wings, and the rest have wings the same color as their fuzz.
    They are a week old today.

    Do these colors indicate anything? Like sex, or a possible mix breed?

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    Oh, and I think I'm already hooked. They were eating out of my hand! Oh, and I bought them meal worms and crickets and they went f'n crazy! So fun to watch! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Do you have a picture? My reds were about 2 weeks old, but you can see here the wings are not a solid color.

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  3. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can get some. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my 3 RIR's that are a week old (well I've had them a week) today. I just took these pictures:

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  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    It sounds like you may have some Sex-links.
     
  6. lil'chickies

    lil'chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are like those too. I hope they are RIRs. I didn't want sex link ones. I'm going to order eggs from a private breeder next time anyways. These are my practice chickies. First time raising them in about 15 years!
     
  7. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Have no idea what sex link means.
    I guess I'll have to go look that one up. [​IMG]
     
  8. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's 2 of mine.

    This is what most of them look like.
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    This the one with the lightest wings & belly.
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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009

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