We got a rescue chicken - RIR? Maybe seven weeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunsetChickens, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. SunsetChickens

    SunsetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We've acquired a rescue chicken from a vet because we're softhearted fools.

    Now I'm worried that she's a he.

    Thoughts? (Also, RIR?)

    (These are all the same chicken.)

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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I'm not sure of the sex but I think it looks like a Production Red.
     
  3. SunsetChickens

    SunsetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Production red ... interesting. What tipped you off?
     
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't tell the sex either. How old do you think she is?
     
  5. SunsetChickens

    SunsetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We got her almost a month ago, and she was still fuzzy. The feathers have mostly grown in now, but I would guess ... eight weeks? 10 weeks? I have no idea how old she is. She's very small -- still peeping and cheeping, and she can't mix with our six nearly year-old ladies because they're very hard on her, pecking a lot.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I guessed production because its general color looks lighter than my RIRs and most others I have seen. Most RIRs I have seen have some black or near-black feathers mixed in their tails and darker red feathers on their necks. I am pretty new to chickens though so I certainly could be wrong...
     
  7. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a little boy to me.
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a production red cockerel
     
  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I agree. He is a production red.
     
  10. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To say he's around ten weeks old, he doesn't have a very big / red comb though does he? All the boys i've ever had have had really big bright red combs by that age. Although i don't know about feather shape indicating a boy or anything... *crosses fingers for a girl*
     

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