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RIR chicks...what do they look like?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gindee77, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please post photos of their 2-3 day old RIR chicks? I just got two and one is supposed to be a boy and one a girl. They are marked totally different. The girl is copper colored with some yellow on it's underside....the boy is a red chipmunk. I got them from the farm store and the pullets were supposed to be marked with green marker. The males were either marked with blue or not marked at all. I got there right after the store opened and some guy was right ahead of me and bought all the female RIR chicks and most of the other females!!! I was so disappointed because I wanted a couple female RIR's. I found one with a green mark that he missed! [​IMG] The girls that worked there seem to know NOTHING about chicks or breeds. I had to buy 6 minimum, so I got 4 EE's (3 supposed to be female and one male) and 1 RIR pullet and 1 roo that will get a new home when I'm sure it's a roo.

    Pictures please?
     
  2. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of my RIR chicks Pinoccio at 4 days...

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    and this is Robinhood at 2 days..

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    but mine are straight run bantams.. so I'm not sure my pics will be of any help.
    Pinoccio is 5 weeks now, and does not seem to be developing much of a comb.. maybe that's a good sign!
     
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can have slightly different markings.
     
  4. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of our chicks with 5 RIR in the bunch. There are four of them in a diagonal, starting with the two grouped at the bottom left-hand corner and running in a row up to the top right-hand corner. They are quite a bit darker that the previous posters chicks. I also have noticed that most of our RIR have a very dark red/rust spot on the tip of their beak - almost looks like blood. These are all supposed to be hens. Hope it helps!

    Trying this again!


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  5. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, screwed that up. Will have to read how to post photos. You can go to that link tho, as see them.
     
  6. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn-it! Can't get the picture to load in. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  7. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Here's one of my lil RIR roo's last night before he partied all night w/his bro and the Buffy O girls;)
     
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  8. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!! [​IMG]

    That helps a lot. I think maybe the ones I got are RIR's. [​IMG]

    I posted some pix of mine on the breed and gender section of the forum. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    P.S. You all have such cute babies!!!
     
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