What Breed Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by phryan, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. phryan

    phryan Chirping

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    Looking for some help IDing these 3. The rooster would be a RIR, however the mother could be either a RIR (1 in the flock) or production Red (7 in the flock)

    This one is about 3.5 months. Coloring is close to the production Red hens in the flock.
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    Same age as the one above, but I'd lean toward cockerel.
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    This one is about 2.5 months. Next to it is a Black Sex Link, which were much easier to ID...
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    The first one looks like a Rhode Island Red crossed with a red sexlink hen. It's a cockerel.
    The second one looks like a Production Red cockerel.
    I can't tell from the photo if the last one is male or female.
     
  3. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Crowing

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    The first two are males and the third looks like it could be a pullet.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking what you're calling production reds may actually be red sex links. The first bird is a classic red sex link x red bird mix, and a cockerel. The second bird is a Red cockerel, and the third bird is a Red pullet.
     
  5. LucyMatilda15

    LucyMatilda15 In the Brooder

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    Hey there.

    The first two look like Roosters. The large red combs and wattles, strong powerful legs and long thin hackle feathers are a dead giveaway. The third is probably a pullet/hen. the comb and wattles are small and pale, and the feathers seem to be more rounder and wider. Also, the third one hasn't started to develop sickle-shaped tail feathers, a trait only seen in Roosters-unless it is a rumpless (or tailless) breed.
     
  6. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Songster

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    First two are boys. First appears to be a second generation sexlink. They do not breed true, so it explains the color.

    The second is what a hatchery calls a Rhode island red. But is a very poorly bred bird called a production red.

    4th appears to be the same and a pullet with that.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Agreed
     

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