What Breed and Gender are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MeesterMama, May 13, 2009.

  1. MeesterMama

    MeesterMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to chickens...very new! [​IMG] From looking at pictures online, I would guess these are RIR?? We got them from TSC a couple weeks ago. How do I know if its a roo or a hen?
    One of them is a little more red and the other is a little more yellow.

    When we got them they were about 2 weeks old I am guessing?...
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    The yellowish one.
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    The redish one.
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    Today...about two weeks later from first picture.
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    Today again.
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    Any help would be great! We can't have roosters in the city so I am hoping they are hens, or they will have to find a new home. [​IMG]
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Production Reds and they look like pullets.
     
  3. MeesterMama

    MeesterMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you tell if they are hen or roo?
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Like I said...look like pullets.

    Pullets are female chickens under 1 year of age.
    Hens are female chickens 1 year of age or older.
    Cockerels are male chickens under 1 year of age.
    Cocks are male chickens 1 year of age or older.
     
  5. MeesterMama

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    Forgive my ignorance! [​IMG]
     
  6. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Production Reds and Red Sex-Links aren't the same, are they? I was thinking maybe these girls might be Red Sex-Links. But then, I am no breed/gender expert. I just put in my guesses based on a few things I have learned.
     
  7. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like production reds, one pullet, one cockerel. The yellow headed one has lack of bow feathers normally signaling cockerel. Look on the back the cockerel should be developing back feathers before the pullet.
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:Production reds are not the same thing as red sex-links. Production reds are basically hatchery quality RIRs and red sexlinks are a mix of two different breeds bred specifically so they can be sexed by color at 1 day old.
     
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I think you have to wait a few more weeks before you can tell for sure what sex they are.

    This is our production red pullet when she was about 2 - 2 1/2 weeks of age.

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  10. MeesterMama

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    Thanks. I hope they are both pullets, but I guess we will find out soon enough.
     

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