Rhode Island Reds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emmysuebabs, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. emmysuebabs

    emmysuebabs New Egg

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    Hi all. We picked up three RIRs about a week ago. They were straight run and I am hoping at least one of them is a pullet. I am concerned at least one might be a roo. Thoughts? Also, I am thinking these might be something other than RIRs since we have had them in the past and the coloring was nothing like these (hopefully) girls. In the pictures, there is one that is mostly golden, a dark one
    and one that is redder around the neck and dark down the back.
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  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like mixed breeds to me.

    The mostly golden one with black flecks looks like a rooster
    The darker golden/red one with the pattern on its back looks like a pullet
    and the very dark one looks like a pullet also

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    Is your weather cold? I only ask because their hunched up appearance caught my eye, but if its cold where you are it might not be a concern.
     
  3. emmysuebabs

    emmysuebabs New Egg

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    I am thinking mixed also, and I was also thinking the golden one was a male. It is a little chilly here this morning, about 45 degrees.
     
  4. HRChicks

    HRChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    The dark one looks like our golden wyndotte when she was a pullet. The red ones look like RIR pullets to me.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This is a Rhode Island Red

    You birds will no doubt make you very happy. Enjoy them. It is likely they are mixed.
     

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