was told i got leghorn hens/RSL pullets. do you agree? UPDATE!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by haTHOR, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was told the leghorns are a year old. the chicks are about 5 weeks.

    one chick has much more of a comb, very different colored feet, is much bigger, and jumps on everyone, even the hens. just a little red-sex link hen with a big personality?
     
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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Those are definitely leghorn hens. Not positive about the chicks.
     
  3. sherrydeanne

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    Look like sexlink chicks to me [​IMG] My guess is that they just have different parents.
     
  4. PotterWatch

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    They look like production RIRs to me.
     
  5. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so, why do they look more like RIRs than red sex-links? what characteristics are you seeing that makes you lean that way? but y'all think they are both females? i guess if they are RIRs one could conceivably be a roo...
     
  6. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else?
     
  7. PotterWatch

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    I say RIR only because sex links tend to have more white feathering. One could be a rooster, but I would wait longer to make sure.
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

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    Looking at the close-ups, I was thinking RIR also, but I can see more white on the chicks in the first photo. I don't believe RIR chicks will have white on them.

    My black sex-links had me wondering too, cause a couple of their combs were larger than their buddies' combs.

    Notice the comb size on the brown chick -- all of these 6 week old black chicks including the brownish one are black sex-link pullets (grown up now and verified), but it defintiely looked more rooish at the time.
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    I don't see any reason to doubt that you were given correct information - it looks like you have 2 brown leghorn hens and 2 red sexlink chicks.
     
  9. PotterWatch

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    RIR chicks do have some white in the tips of their feathers when they are getting their juvenile feathers. They could be red sex links also, they have more red than a lot of sex links do, but it's not that uncommon. I think you will have a better idea of breed in a few weeks.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Reds/BRKRIR.html#RIRChik
     
  10. haTHOR

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    turned out the chick with the bright yellow comb was a male! just an update in case anyone might have a similar question in the future.

    and we aren't sure the female is a "true" RSL...she is laying a white egg.
     

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