Rhode Island Whites???? What gender????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicknfishn, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I bought hatching eggs at an auction and I ended up with 1 Rhode Island Red chick and a bunch of I don't know what they ares. Since they were supposed to be Rhode Island Reds I am wondering if they were running their Rhode Island Reds with Rhode Island Whites. The first picture with 3, the far left is a rooster for sure. HUGE feet and legs, double the other twos size. The one on the left is a pullet and the one isn the middle is a what???? They are all the same age and hatched at the same time. Can 2 roos really be that different in maturing even within the same breed?

    Picture 2 the pullet and the other pullet or Roo? Side by side.
    Picture 3 The pullet showing her markings on her wings.
    Picture 4 The chicks that hatched from these not RIR eggs.

    Also what do you people think the breed may be. the 2 roos are completely white and the pullet is white with some light brown on her wings. I also am inclluding a pictue of some of the other chicks from the hatch. these 3 were mistaken for Light Sussex for a while so are not in the baby chick pictures, however they would have been a yellow chick.

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  2. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just something interesting that I found about Rhode Island Whites:

    "The crossing of a Rhode Island Red and a Rhode Island White will result in Red Sex-Link offspring, meaning offspring that can be sexed by down color alone at hatch. Males are white, females are red."
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There not Rhode Island Whites.
    Rhode Island Whites have a Rose Comb not a Single Comb.

    Edited to add -
    There not even a Rhode Island Red/Rhode Island White cross

    Chris
     
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  4. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't help on the breeds but in the first pic the bird in the middle looks to be a pullet, can you tell me how old they are? defo roo on far left and pullet on right.
     
  5. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 3 and a half months old. When I didn't get RIR chicks I thought that perhaps they were a sex link. I still do not know. At this point I am even surprised that I got one RIR chick. Now I have a dependable supplier of RIR eggs. I just do not understand why someone would lie about hatching eggs. Its not like these brought a higher price than any other breeds hatching eggs.

    The roo in the picture his legs and feet are enormous but the unknown one does have a bit of a comb and is a tad red. Are some laying breeds harder to sex than others? Well except for silkies which I do have.

    Thanks everyone!!
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the 2nd pic. Boy , and a girl. Are they all the same age?
     
  7. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes all three of them are the same age and that is what is throwing me about the onein the middle.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I see two boys and a girl.



    Also, sorry, those aren't Rhode Island Whites, nor are they crosses of RIW and RIR. Rhode Island Whites are extremely rare, and I mean extremely, and don't have red on them nor do they have single combs.

    They do look kinda like sex links though. [​IMG]
     

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