RIR Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Robin L, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been trying to figure this out. WHy are some of my RIR lighter? Does this have anything to do with the sex of the bird?
    Here's a picture of my 5 week olds. See the difference?
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    I ordered all hens but I dont think thats what I got.
    I did try to find the answer here but only become more confused.
    One last question how do you get a good picture of young chicks without drugging the little buggers? Im kidding about drugging them.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That one on the right doesnt look like a RIR. Could be a sexlink or a New Hampshire or a production Red of some sort.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  4. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both so much! Id rather have 2 different breeds then 4 hen and 4 roos. You dont know how bad Ive been freaking out over this. The feed store really messed up but Im happy with my babies.
    Once again thank you both!
     
  5. chicken quartet

    chicken quartet Out Of The Brooder

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    That one on the right looks identical to my Wheaton Marans pullet! I'll post a pic of her:

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive been trying to figure out the sex of my chicks since I got them. I picked 3 that according to the lady at the store fit the old timers description of a roo and sure enough, 10 weeks later..............3 roos. But up till this point I just wasnt sure about 2 of them. I think all you can really do is wait and see.
     

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