RIR question need help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lovemychicks9, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    Well I just took a good look at my GSL supposed pullets from Ideal tonight and well to my surprise, I was alerted to the fact of Gold Sex Link male chicks being mostly white and what I thought was a pullet is actually a roo I guess. [​IMG] [​IMG] In looking at him closely I guess he is a roo with a bigger comb and beginning of wattles too ..; AAAAAHHHHH and if that is not bad enough----- I looked at my RIR's and guess what? Please tell me that pullets develop wattles and big combs at 5 Weeks of age!!!!!! Yeah that is what I thought. So out of a order of 6 chicks, from Ideal, 2 GSL's, 2RIR's and 2 BR's that are all supposed to be pullets I got two roo's . [​IMG] I am soooo bummed as now I have 2 to rehome as I can not have roo's. No chance that pullets can have well defined and showing wattles at 5 weeks huh?. Help Me!!!
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    If the RIR you are questioning is the one standing behind your sex-link in the other post, I would definitely say that one is a roo. But of course, you never know about the sex-link, it's possible it is a light-colored hen. I have seen a couple pictures of sex-link hens that were much lighter than most of the ones you see. I would wait a little while and see how everything develops just in case.
  3. One of my golden comets remained buff and she is definitely a pullet. Apparently some of the females express only a bit of the gold gene in the cross so don;t give up on the golden comets yet! [​IMG]

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