What do you think about my RIRs?

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

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Fred and George are about 8wks. I am pretty sure they are both pullets but since I am new to this whole chicken thing, I thought I might get some more opinions. Thanks!

    Not a great pic of their bodies, but they are skittish and hard to photograph:
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    Gred:
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    Forge:
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    (Bonus points to anyone who knows which HP book the above names are from; yes I am a HUGE HP dork.)
     
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
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    I say pullets and you named them after the Weasley twins?
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Yep they are named after the Weasley twins but the question really refers to the "Gred and Forge" spellings. I can't help it... it's a sickness.
     
  4. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    girls!
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I think so also. So far the five birds I have picked out seem to all be hens. I hope my luck holds that well for the next time!
     
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    mine are 6 weeks and my 2 roos have bright red combs and wattles much larger than that, my girls look like that, but I do have 1 who is as of yet s*xually ambigous. [​IMG] My girls have much larger tail feathers, roos get then later, if that helps you.

    also, when I picked them out at a day old their combs were a little bigger and the beaks were mostly red which the store lady told we was an old farmers thing, I picked right. Except for that one......
     
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  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like pullets to me! [​IMG] They are beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Girls looks like to me. Here is my 7 wk old RIR cockerel for comparison:
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  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    I'd guess girlies...


    And it's Book 1. [​IMG]

    "You haven't got a letter on yours", George observed. "I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid - we know we're called Gred and Forge."

    We're big HP fans here too.
     
  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    LOL Shellie. I knew someone else had to be almost as big of a nerd as I am!
     

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