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

    Mar 22, 2010
    SW Washington State
    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.




  2. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    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

    Jun 1, 2009
    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

    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  4. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Kent, UK.
    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

    Mar 22, 2010
    SW Washington State
    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

    Dec 27, 2008
    in the 2nd pic. Boy , and a girl. Are they all the same age?
  7. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    SW Washington State
    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

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    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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