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Two RIRs? Age, gender = ??? [pic heavy]

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Prairie Orca, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Prairie Orca

    Prairie Orca In the Brooder

    Pullets? Cockerels?






    I'm guessing they're about... 14 weeks old?
    EDIT: Maybe 9 weeks? I'm clueless... [​IMG]

    On Saturday when they went to join the hens for a dust bath, they both flared their neck feathers. o.o

    And some more pictures...



    And here's one of the hens you can compare to...

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2010
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master 11 Years

    Feb 8, 2007
    They look like hens but they are not RIR's, they look mmore like buff orpingtons.
  3. Bedste

    Bedste Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    maybe they are RIR over BO....They look very much like my young BO s looked except maybe these girls are a bit darker........ I think they are both pullets
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    They look like pullets and I agree with a bo/rir cross--they look like a girly version of a young rir/bo roo that I have.
  5. Prairie Orca

    Prairie Orca In the Brooder

    Well, where they came from, there were only RIRs and bantams. [​IMG]
    He may have had BOs in the past, then.

    Pullets, eh? Sweet. I picked those two from the rest of their siblings because their combs were more pink than the rest.

    Thanks for all your input, folks. [​IMG]
  6. ve

    ve Songster 9 Years

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    Sorry,both are boys
  7. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    Quote:got to agree here. The combs and waddles are too red and too big for that age. And I think they're BO too, white legs, body type and color all lead to BO.
  8. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    Definitely not buff orpingtons. Their colouring is off. I say you have a BO and RIR cross there. The sex really depends if they're crossed or not. But I'm going to have to say you have two pullets there.
  9. tberryer

    tberryer In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2009
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    My guess is two young cockerels. It's hard to know how old without a size comparison. The legs look rather stalky and large red combs/wattles. I don't see any sickles, so I'm thinking younger than 14 weeks.
  10. Prairie Orca

    Prairie Orca In the Brooder

    Pullets - 4
    Cockerels - 3

    Added a couple more pictures, and a picture of one of the hens.

    And maybe a guess at their age too, if possible? The guy never told me... [​IMG]

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