Red Sussex or Rhode Island Red? Too early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by canehdianchick, May 11, 2016.

  1. canehdianchick

    canehdianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered a mix of dual purpose chicks... Of the 26 I have 8 orange girls and I'm curious if we can tell which they may be of Red Sussex or Rhode Island Red yet?

    They are two weeks old today. Here is a group shot.

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    Also.. Hoping for a cockerel even though we had to get all pullets as the hatchery was out of cockerels. This little one seems to be the most roo looking to ,e so far.. Thoughts? I know two weeks is too early to tell but it's a big one in comparison, but shortest tail feathers by half.
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    Thanks everyone --- I'm so happy to be in the world of BYC.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    To early to tell on the red one since RIRs also look speckled at they age. The other chick is to young to sex yet but it is possible it is a cockerel.
     
  3. canehdianchick

    canehdianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Ill check back once they are 4-5 weeks... Patience is a virtue I'm struggling with! Loving these little chicks so far!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Patience is a virtue that many chicken keepers struggle with (including myself)![​IMG]
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

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  6. canehdianchick

    canehdianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wanna unlock all the secrets to my little flock! Ahaha
     
  7. KQuiller

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    They look very similar to ours which are RIR
     
  8. canehdianchick

    canehdianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It should be fairly easy to tell spot any Red Sussex. They have white skin. Rhode Island Reds have yellow skin.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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