Rhode Island Reds Need to know how many roosters I have

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crankyyanky1, May 23, 2016.

  1. crankyyanky1

    crankyyanky1 Out Of The Brooder

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    You have all heard this before but I am new at Chickens I have 4 Rhode Island Reds and 4 Leghorns the RRR were a straight run so I am not sure what I have and I am like a kid at christmas I can't wait til one crows to know LOL There are about 8 weeks old I know one is def a Rooster and I think there is a 2nd but I am hoping the other 2 are Hens.[​IMG]
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You have at least two and perhaps three cockerels. They look more like New Hampshires than RIR.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    x2 or maybe Production Reds.
     
  4. crankyyanky1

    crankyyanky1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going by what tractor supply said they were, they are cute and really friendly I can deal with 2 roosters but hopefully not 3
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Understand that TSC isn't always accurate with the information they give out [​IMG] (I've been duped by them before), if you get individual pictures of them we can say for sure how many you have.
     
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  6. crankyyanky1

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    I realize you are right, They have told me a few wrong things. Hopefully these pics are a little better it is hard to take pics of chicks! I was looking at New Hampshires & of course you guys are right they look just like them![​IMG]
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  7. crankyyanky1

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    By the way while I am asking since the Reds were wrong are the white ones Leghorns or did they give me more bad info?
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The whites do look like leghorns. If their earlobes turn white as they mature, for sure they are leghorns. I am starting to get a gut feeling that those reds may be Red Rangers (meat birds) rather than New Hampshires. This year my local TSC has consistently had mislabeled chicks.
     
  9. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like three cockerals to me.
     
  10. crankyyanky1

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    OMG do you mean they won't be laying hens? Are you kidding me!!![​IMG]
     

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