RIR??? & Delaware? Help please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by caseyleah, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. caseyleah

    caseyleah In the Brooder

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    Hi all, I've posted pics of these 2 a few weeks back but they've grown SO much since then and I would love y'alls input on what breeds these are! I'm more than certain "Red" is a female and I'm 100% that "Rex" is a roo!!! But what breed are they?

    Here is both of them together:

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    Here is Red:

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    Here is Rex:

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    Thanks in advance guys!!! [​IMG]
     

  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

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    I'd say New Hampshire Red pullet and Delaware cockerel. But it could be Rhode Island instead of New Hampshire; I'm not 100% accurate at telling one Red from another.
     
  3. caseyleah

    caseyleah In the Brooder

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    Thanks! Any more opinions? [​IMG]
     
  4. Not sure on the red one, but the roo looks like a Delaware (I have them)....but, does he have pink legs? Dels legs should be yellow
     
  5. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

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    Red Sex Link Pullet and Light Sussex Rooster, because he has pink legs. Delewares have yellow.
     
  6. caseyleah

    caseyleah In the Brooder

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    Yeah the pictures don't show it very well, but the rooster has pink legs, they are HUGE! [​IMG]
     
  7. Quote:Can you get a good pix of the cockerel's tail? He is not carrying the Columbian pattern like he should if he is Light Sussex. A Delaware will have a tail that is barred, a light sussex or other Columbian patterned bird will have solid black tail feathers (or should)
     

  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    i think rex would be a male sex link [​IMG]
     
  9. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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    rex is a male and he looks like a delaware the red one looks like a rhode island red or a red star
     
  10. caseyleah

    caseyleah In the Brooder

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    Yard full o' rocks :

    Quote:Can you get a good pix of the cockerel's tail? He is not carrying the Columbian pattern like he should if he is Light Sussex. A Delaware will have a tail that is barred, a light sussex or other Columbian patterned bird will have solid black tail feathers (or should)

    The roo doesn't really have a tail, its JUST coming in so its the little whispy feathers. The girl is just now getting her tail too. We bought them from someone in town that had a lot of chickens and they didn't look like they were taking very good care of them. They were about 4 weeks when we bought them and they were even missing a lot of feathers on their wings! They are both still skittish around me even though I'm out there everyday taking care of them. My 3 leghorn girls are 9 weeks and they love jumping onto my lap and shoulders.​
     

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