Question about RIR?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pip's chicks, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Pip's chicks

    Pip's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Do RIR chicks that are about 1 1/2-2 weeks old have white in their wing feathers as babies? They started off pretty redish/orange in color with their first feathers orangish with a little black. I thought they were RIR's and so did another person..but now I am seeing white in the new feather??
     
  2. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a batch of chicks this year that looked just jike my RIR from last year. That was until they started with white wing tips. Then I knew I had Red Stars. Oh well at least they are all girls. [​IMG]
     
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    Pip's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    At first when there were no replies I was thinking this was a silly question! I'm new at this but Thank you so much for the input [​IMG]
     
  4. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is never a silly question, but I'll bet there are a buch of very busy or tired people. Red Stars are awesome egg layers, but their eggs are a light beige where as the RIR are a brown. They both have great qualitities and I have both breeds, but if I had my choice I would take the RIR anytime. In my experience the RIR are much more personable. Although that may be because somone else raised them for the first three and a half months. I do know that the 7 10 week olds are shaping up to be quite the characters. We were sure hoping that ours were RIR, but you get what you get. I think the next time I need some replacements I will order specific breeds.
     
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    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geez that's two spelling errors in two posts (that I can see, don't tell me if there are more). I think it's bed time for me.
     

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