RIR, New Hampshire or are they red sex links?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshyne276, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some chicks at Tractor Supply the other day. Four are "Tetra Tints", and the 3 slightly darker ones were in a bin marked "Assorted red pullets", which I was told could be Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire reds, or red sex links. Do they look dark enough to be RIR or New Hamphire red....or are they more like sex links?


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  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my RSL. The RIR feather in dark and yours look to be feathering in lighter... I could be wrong though... wouldn't be the first time [​IMG] at least 2 are RSL though,
     
  3. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's what my RSL (Sienna) looked like when she was a chick. I can't remember how old exactly but I know it had to be somewhere btwn 1-3 weeks. [​IMG] So I'd guess you have at least 3 RSLs in your group.

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm also guessing sex-links.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    4 roos, 3 pullets, RSL from what I could see.
     
  6. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the replies! I was thinking sex links, as opposed to RIR, with their coloring being so light! [​IMG]
    But no, the white/yellows are not sex links or roos, they came from a "Tetra Tint" pullet bin.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY RIRs are darker feathered. I agree with the other posters.
     
  8. Ivy061

    Ivy061 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what my hamp looked like when it was a chick.
    Your's looks similar, but I'm no expert. I only have 2 hamps.
     
  9. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so New Hampshires can start out really light, too!
    Thanks for your post!
    I will just have to wait and see how they turn out.


    Thanks everyone![​IMG]
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    These are New Hampshire chicks (and 3 Delawares and 4 Barred Rocks)
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