Rhode Island Reds... Standard or Bantam?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shadowhills Farm, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a couple of days ago about these chickens, thinking one was cockerel and one was pullet. Found our both are girls!

    Anyways, I calculated how old these girls are (approximately)- 34 weeks of age. They are VERY small for a standard Rhode Island, is it POSSIBLE they are Bantams? I saw standard Rhode Islands at a show, these girls are probably 1/2 their size...


    Pics of the Rhode Islands:
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    ^Rhode Island with a hen of ours.
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    ^ The Rhode Island Red girls together.


    Any info is greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    No- those are standards. They'll fill out more when they get a little older. Exhibition birds can be really big sometimes.
     
  3. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info! Just thought they would be a little bit bigger by now [​IMG]
     
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:give em' time [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Show birds are always bigger than utlity/production
     
  6. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are definitely bigs. Bantams are much smaller. I had a RIR bantam rooster who was much smaller than them. He was a great pet.[​IMG]
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Standards.
     
  8. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!!

    There is a show in March that I'm thinking of going to- do y'all think these girls could go in as Pullets?
     
  9. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Don't expect to do well... As long as they are under a year, they may be entered as pullets
     
  10. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well hopefully we're gunna get them a little bit bigger.

    We have entered birds under a year old and did well. We're just gunna go to have fun [​IMG]
     

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