RIR Pullets, yes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Laigaie, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Laigaie

    Laigaie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought these girls as "4-5mo RIR pullets" and we're hoping that's what they actually are. The roos wandering their farm when we arrived were definitely RIRs, and gorgeous ones at that. Now, pics of our new girls! Unfortunately, the weather here has been absolutely terrible today, so these are all indoor photos. If these won't cut it, it should be sunnier tomorrow and maybe we can get some natural light going. They're gorgeous, but the farmer's wife didn't sound 100% sure they're all pullets, even though that's what we paid for...

    Introducing Beryl!
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    And Garnet!
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    And Ruby, who I'm most worried about. An awful lot of comb on this one:
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    None have pointy saddle feathers, or any sign of the good sickle feathers a RIR roo would get, but that's just such an awful lot of comb compared to what everyone else seems to be getting out of pullets, even RIR pullets. So, what do you guys think, or do I need better pics to tell?
     
  2. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    pullet
    pullet
    roo
     
  3. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. zaybird77

    zaybird77 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry but I gotta say:
    pullet
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  5. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Look like all pullets to me. My roos got big combs very early on. These are 18 wks old.
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    Fat finger got in the way lol.
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  6. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Looks like 3 RIR pullets too me. A roo would be obvious at that age. The last girl just looks a little closer to laying than the rest.
     
  7. Laigaie

    Laigaie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GO RUBY!! [​IMG] I was hoping to hear from other RIR owners. I was just scared of all that comb, but she really hasn't got any of the saddle feathers or the gorgeous tail that your roos got by her age. It's only such a big deal because roos are illegal inside city limits. Four hens, but no roos for our little girls.
     

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