RIRs? EEs? Genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GabCar, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. GabCar

    GabCar Chirping

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    I purchased these 5 RIR sexed pullets from Tractor Supply when they were about 1 week old. They are now 11 weeks. But there are 2 that definitely don't look like the others. Are the 2 to the right with the orange/yellow heads and multi colored feathers EEs or RIR roos or something else all together? Are these 5 pullets? Anyone see any roos? 20191119_141545.jpg 20191119_141606.jpg 20191119_141531.jpg
     
  2. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    They’re all pullets. The two different birds could be New Hampshire Reds.
     
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  3. I agree, they all look like pullets. Similar feather pattern to my Welsummers, but much more red.
     
  4. GabCar

    GabCar Chirping

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    I just looked up the Welsummer breed and they do look a lot like those too.
     
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  5. My Welsummers lay dark brown (or light brown with dark brown speckles) eggs. So that would be a clue!

    Also the tractor supply by me gets their chicks from Hoover’s Hatchery. Find out where yours gets theirs from and then check that hatchery’s site to see if you can find a similar looking breed in their catalogue.
     
  6. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    I agree
    They’re all pullets.
     
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  7. GabCar

    GabCar Chirping

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    Thank you so much! I didn't even think to look up the hatchery...duh! I don't know if this would help anyone help to identify them. But the 2 with orange/yellow heads have white earlobes, 2 of the darker ones have red earlobes, and 1 of the darker ones has white earlobes.
     
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  8. It sounds more and more to me like they may be Welsummers.

    As for the others supposedly being all RIR but with differing ear colors? Maybe they are “hatchery quality” as in there are inconsistencies within the breeds from the hatchery because they may not necessarily be pure. It’s hard to say.
    My RIR lays a reddish/brown egg. It’s really beautiful.
     
  9. GabCar

    GabCar Chirping

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    Yayyyyyy! This makes me so happy!
     
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  10. featheredplanets

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    I disagree. Whilst I’m not certain what breed they are, though I’m thinking NHR, their colour is very wrong for a Welsummer. They should have more brown in their back, salmon in their chest and gold in their hackles. None of which they have. If you Google hatchery pictures of NHR they do look very alike.
     

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