Two RIR (or are they?) help telling sex @ about 6 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mes64, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. mes64

    mes64 Hatching

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    I got these 2 from a feed store, they said RIR, but I'm thinking something else, because they're not as dark as some I've seen. In these pictures they're probably between 5.5 and 7 weeks old. I have suspicions that one is a rooster, but I don't know if it's just because it is older. In the first two pictures, the bigger one is in front, in the last picture it is in the back. Thanks for any help!

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  2. darkfox907

    darkfox907 In the Brooder

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    maybe golden sexlink? or red stars? idk all I know is that they look alot like my own mistery chick so im interested to hear what they are also.
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  3. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chirping

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    new hamshire? or production red
     
  4. mes64

    mes64 Hatching

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    I'm thinking production red from what I have seen so far. Now if I could figure out if the bigger one is a cockerel or not...
     
  5. They look just like my production reds, which do darken considerably when they're completely feathered in. I'm not saying that it's not a roo, BUT my roo's comb and waddles had started to grow slightly with obvious reddening by 4-5 weeks. Yours still seems on the small side and not red at all to me.
     
  6. mes64

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    Update: so here they are at about 10 weeks. The one I'm still suspicious about is in the front in both pictures.

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  7. philbfarm

    philbfarm Songster

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    I would guess production reds. I suspect the one may be a roo...
     
  8. chickenmaniac

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  9. They're pullets, I'll post pics of my roo:
    3/10( 2-3 days old )[​IMG][​IMG]4/20 (6 wks.)[​IMG]5/15 (10 wks)[​IMG]6/18 (14 wks.) See, if either one were a roo, there would be no question about it. I knew at two weeks for certain.
     
  10. mes64

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    Thanks for those comparisons! I'm not too worried anymore :)
     

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