Rhode Island Red with Funky Tail Feathers at 6 Weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JessWithChicks, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. JessWithChicks

    JessWithChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This RIR has some funky tail feathers and a bit larger of a comb than I was thinking "she" should have. We only have one so I have nothing to compare to. Any guesses or ideas on how to identify? Many, many thanks!!

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  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    production red Cockrel. the combs big and red for its age
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    x2 Definitely a cockerel with that size comb at that age.
     
  4. JessWithChicks

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    Oh dear. If that is so then this is the second chick today that not only turned out to be a roo but also a completely different breed! Never a dull moment with these chicks!
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a Production Red cockerel.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a boy. :(
     
  7. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Production reds are what hatcherys sell as RIRs. But they are much lighter colored than the real RIR. They are still technically a RIR but only bred for egg Production and not the breeds standards
     
  8. JessWithChicks

    JessWithChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    All I really care about with my chickens is eggs and temperament. As long as they are kind to my two little girls and they lay, they're in! Thanks all for the interesting info. It's great to have this forum available to us.
     
  9. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    good luck with him. some can be mean while others are nice lol
     
  10. JessWithChicks

    JessWithChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that. Since it's now Mr. Red he will be going instead of staying. I only want one roo and I would like to keep Mr. Brownie the surprise Welsummer. Sorry Mr. Red!
     

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