What gender are my RIRs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kylehershey, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. kylehershey

    kylehershey In the Brooder

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    I'm new to raising chickens need some help. 3 weeks old
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  2. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chirping

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    Hard to tell at three weeks.[​IMG]
     
  3. kylehershey

    kylehershey In the Brooder

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    What age will I start to see differences. I also have 3 barred rocks and 3 welsummers
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    You will start to see differences in the sex at six weeks or over depending on breed. I think your red birds are production reds, not RIR's. I have had many RIR's and none have had a white feather, ever, in either sex. [​IMG]
    Anyway, welcome to the flock and happy chickening! [​IMG]
     
  5. kylehershey

    kylehershey In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the input. I got them from a feed store and as I have been researching I have found that's not the best place to get pure bred.Is that a big deal in getting good egg layer?
     
  6. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    The production red is a good egg layer, it's just not a pure breed. [​IMG] Sometimes you can get RIR's at the feed store but they don't always know what they offer unless a chicken educated person works there. Check out the breeds you are looking for (as chicks coloring goes) and next time you'll know what is what a little easier. [​IMG]
    (my avitar is a RIR hen)
     
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  7. kylehershey

    kylehershey In the Brooder

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    Any thoughts on these 2 birds they said barred rock and welsummer my wide picked them up a few weeks ago before I was ready. I have done a ton of research and built a coop since then
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    So far, all of your chicks look like pullets. It is a little young to be sure, though.

    To me, your Welsummer looks more like an Easter Egger, with those puffy cheeks and greenish legs.
     
  9. kylehershey

    kylehershey In the Brooder

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    that's kinda what I was thinking about the welsummer being an easter egger
     
  10. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    I would agree that the brown one is an EE, should lay green eggs, will be a late bloomer. And the black and white looks to be a barred rock.[​IMG]
     

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