What gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Symphony, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    What gender is this week old redstar chick?

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    It's the only chick with spots like this, all the others are buff. We ordered them from Cackle Hatchery, they usually give us extra chicks that turn out to be roosters. I do not know what this chick looked like at day one because we didn't reconize it as a certain chick until its feathers came. It's name is Tiger.
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a rhode island red. You probably won't know the gender until 4-5 weeks old. Actually my RIR's comb turned red at 5 weeks and I'm pretty darn sure it's a she. She has her big girl voice and no crowing, just a lot of clucking.

    Oh, I'm guessing that's a pullet btw.
     
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  3. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    It's a Redstar.
     
  4. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    Probably the reason it looks like a RIR is because redstar are half RIR and half white leghorn.
     
  5. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a red star then it's a pullet
     
  6. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    So it just randomly happened that that one gets spotty?
     
  7. acrossthebranch

    acrossthebranch Out Of The Brooder

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    She doesn't really look like any of the redstars I've had. Mine don't have patterned feathers like that. Cackle might have sent you an extra of another breed -- like RIR or PR. It looks like a RIR to me. But if it is a redstar, it would be a pullet because the cockerels are white.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:It's Not a Rhode Island Red....


    Chris
     

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