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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kylehershey, Mar 17, 2015.
I'm new to raising chickens need some help. 3 weeks old
Hard to tell at three weeks.
What age will I start to see differences. I also have 3 barred rocks and 3 welsummers
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.
Anyway, welcome to the flock and happy chickening!
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?
The production red is a good egg layer, it's just not a pure breed. 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.
(my avitar is a RIR hen)
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
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.
that's kinda what I was thinking about the welsummer being an easter egger
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.