RIR pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Utopianite, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Utopianite

    Utopianite Just Hatched

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    About 10 days old... I picked this little one out of the female Rhode Island Red bucket because of the pretty stripes on her back. Now that the wing feathers are growing in, they have white tips which my oldest son tells me only males have.

    So, do I even have a Rhode Island Red, and is she a he???

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've never seen a RIR with barring on the wings/ or seen one that young
     
  3. Utopianite

    Utopianite Just Hatched

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    Maybe an Americana? They had those close by.
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What color are her legs? When mine started feathering in, her plumage was barred.

    ~Alex
     
  5. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    it not a RIR the chicks look a little like this cant be sure of sex that young it should notice at or around 10 weeks and breed when it is fully feathered [​IMG]
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  6. Utopianite

    Utopianite Just Hatched

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    They're lighter colored. You can see them a little bit in this picture:[​IMG]
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    White tips on the wing feathers don't mean "it" is a certain gender. As for whether it is a Rhode Island Red, it is a strange color for that breed. Could be a Production Red or another breed; we'll know for sure as it gets more mature.
     

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