TWO RIR's? Pullets and/or Cockereals????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Countrymanfowl, May 23, 2012.

  1. Countrymanfowl

    Countrymanfowl Songster

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    These are my two Rhode Island Reds, I think one is a pullet (first pics) and the other is a cockereal (secound pics). The girl is much cakmer and nicer. I can pick her up and pet her withoput any problems. Where as the other one is a feisty little guy.

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    I think this is a pullet becuase it is smaller framed, has a rounder head, smaller comb, yellower comb and its legs are less think and shorter. What would you say?

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    This I think is the cockereal becuase as you can see it has a larger and more redened comb and a less rounded head then the other one. You can sort of see the difference in the legs from the top and bottom pic.
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Those are not RIR. They look to be red sex link, by those standards, both should be girls. [​IMG] For you to see the difference: My RIR on the left - Red Sex Link on the right. [​IMG] RIR behind the Buff Orpington [​IMG] RSL
     
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  3. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    They look to me like hatchery RIR, aka Production Reds. I do think the bottom guy is a cockerel, the top sure could be a pullet.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing


    Production Reds do look closer to RIR and have black in their tails. RSL don't... these have a whole lot of white to me..
     
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  5. Countrymanfowl

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    So wait, their not RIR's????? I bought them at a chicken sale and they were RIR's?
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Definitely not at all.

    Sorry :(
     
  7. Countrymanfowl

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    They look to me like their RIR's. What makes you say they aren't? They are only about 5-7 weeks anyway.
     
  8. Countrymanfowl

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    Why do you say their not?
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Did you not see the pictures I posted above? Female Plumage Head lustrous rich dark red. Hackle: lustrous, rich dark red, with slight ticking of black, confined to tips of lower neck feathers. Front of neck, thighs and fluff: rich dark red. breast, back and body: lustrous, rich dark red. Main tail: lustrous greenish black. Wings: bow, fronts, coverts, primaries and secondaries identical to those of the male. Undercolour: rich intense red. General surface colour: lustrous, rich, dark r ed except where black is specified, even in all sections and free from shafting. In both sexes: Comb, face, wattles and ear-lobes bright red. Beak red horn. Eyes reddish bay. Shanks and toes: rich yellow tinged with reddish horn. [​IMG] Here is my girl. [​IMG] I think the difference is easy to distinguish when you compare..
     
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  10. Countrymanfowl

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    But there still only chicks. Would that make a diiference? Don't they have time to get darker feathers?
     

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